Jon Lester At NVRQT Charity Event (FenwayNation Photo)
Red Sox ace Jon Lester and his wife Farrah hosted a gala event last night at Boston's House of Blues to benefit their NVRQT charity. Proceeds from the event go to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)—an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to funding leading-edge research on pediatric cancer. A bevy of local celebrities attended—including the following Red Sox players: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, John Lackey, Will Middlebrooks, Jonny Gomes, Brock Holt, David Ross, Craig Breslow, Andrew Miller, Koji Uehara, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Mookie Betts. Also on hand were former NESN reporter Jenny Dell, New England Patriots players Julian Edelman and Dominique Easley, Red Sox legend Luis Tiant and Olympic Gold medalist Aly Raisman. The NVRQT ("Never Quit") charity supports children in their battle against cancer and seeks to inspire researchers working to cure the disease. You can support Jon's NVRQT charity at www.nvrqt.org. You can also support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation by visiting www.PCRF-kids.org.