Jenna Mersch and Claire Bridgeforth ran the 2018 Chicago Marathon in honor of Rob Stafford, a life long friend, charismatic role mode, and beloved NBC-5 news anchor. He was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare blood disease in January 2017 and has been in remission since July 2017.
They met Rob and the Stafford family through their best friend Amery and spent many University of Wisconsin-Madison Football Game Days, UW Parent Weekends and trips to Hinsdale with the family therafter. In their own way, they wanted to give back and honor his incredible journey by raising money for the Amyloidosis Foundation.
We appreciate their support. So far they have raised over $5,000 in donations! These funds will be utilized for research grants, raising awareness, and supporting patients and their families.