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5th Annual Judy Dexter Memorial Picnic Raises $10,000 to fight C. diff

On Saturday, June 2, the family of Judy Dexter held their fifth annual Toss to Stop C. diff Loss Memorial Picnic and Cornhole Tournament. Despite a late afternoon thunderstorm, the Dexters and their guests raised more than $10,000.

Dexters Present PLF with Check

As always, the Dexters held a fantastic event that made all their guests feel right at home. The family’s kindness, care and passion to combat the disease that claimed their wife and mother is always evident. From homemade cookies and treats to an American Ninja Warrior-inspired bouncy house, the Dexters upped their game this year as they do with each successive event. This year featured three great raffle prizes: a Fiesta basket, a Maryland-themed basket and a handmade door wreathe, all donated by Judy’s daughters-in-law.

2018 Raffle Winners (l-r) Cynthia and Jarrett Bens, Terri and Dee Dee Molaski, and Brian Costanzo

PLF executive director Christian John Lillis and his husband, Chris, welcomed guests and shared information about how to fight C. diff. Kirsten Earp and Karen Dexter took turns painting faces and playing crafts with the children in attendance.

Rich Dexter (left) with ED Christian John Lillis and Chris Young


Clockwise from top left: Henry The Hand with Rich Dexter, Kirsten leads kids in crafting, Judy’s grandsons and friends, Chris Young and Mike Dexter

This year’s cornhole champions were Rich Dexter and Cynthia Bens, with Heather Dexter and Kirsten Earp taking second place and Brian Costanzo and Justin Earp taking third.

2018 Cornhole Winners

Everyone at PLF is grateful to have the Dexters as part of our extended family. We need families like them in every state spreading awareness and raising money to fuel the movement to combat C. diff. To see more pictures and get information about next year’s event “like” the Toss to Stop C. diff Loss Community on Facebook. If you’d like to host an event, please contact us. 

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