Jon Lester With Boston Hero Jeff Bauman (FN Photo)
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester and his wife Farrah hosted a charity event tonight at Boston's House of Blues in support of the couple's NVRQT charity. The event brought out an A-List of stars—including Lester's teammates David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Dempster, Craig Breslow, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli, Felix Doubront and Jake Peavy. Also on hand were Boston heroes Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo, Boston Bruins star Shawn Thornton, comic Lenny Clarke and Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman. The NVQRT charity (short for "never quit") raises funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundationand is the second annual event held by Lester and his wife. When asked what is most rewarding for him dealing with his charity, Lester stated, "Just the little things we can do for kids, like putting smiles on their faces. And it's things that are easy for us, like bringing them out to a baseball game." You can tell that for Jon Lester, doing those little things for kids going through what he went through is very important to him. You can find out more about Lester's NVRQT charity HERE.