Jon Lester to Host First Ever Chicago NVRQT Night Fundraiser August 13
Event to Include “Hollywood Squares” Style Game Show with Cubs Players and Celebrities to Benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Cubs’ pitcher and cancer survivor Jon Lester and his wife Farrah will host NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago Thursday, August 13. The night will include a 3 Up, 3 Down event, which is a unique and fun take on the famous game show “Hollywood Squares.” Jon and Farrah will join Cubs players Anthony Rizzo and David Ross, former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, Chicago native and former WWE wrestler CM Punk, comedian from E!’s “Chelsea Lately” Sarah Colonna, along with other celebrities, coaches and teammates, as contestants during the event. Actor John O’Hurley, best known for his role as J. Peterman on the hit television series “Seinfeld,” will serve as the evening’s emcee.
Fans can watch the excitement, partake in live and silent auctions and enjoy dinner and cocktails. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Lester’s NVRQT campaign, run by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), which helps raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.
WHEN: Thursday, August 13 – Doors open at 7:00pm CDT
WHERE: Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St.
TICKETS: A limited amount of general admission tickets will be available for $200. The tickets include food and beverage. For more information, please visit www.Cubs.com/NVRQT.
Short for never quit, “NVRQT” serves as the voice to support kids in their battle against cancer and inspire researchers working endlessly toward a cure. This is motivation for a little boy battling leukemia. These are five letters that will mean a ton to a little girl who is about to lose her hair. This is a powerful message for friends and family, signifying their commitment to stand side by side with their loved ones and help them never quit their fight for a cancer-free childhood. NVRQT set a goal to raise money and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) led by Chicago Cubs pitcher and cancer survivor Jon Lester. For more information, please visit www.nvrqt.org.
About Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is an independent, nonprofit organization, wholly dedicated to funding leading-edge pediatric cancer research nationwide. Since its founding in 1982, PCRF has raised over $34 million dollars toward the ultimate goal of ending pediatric cancers so children and their families can refocus on the joys of childhood. This commitment has translated into immediate treatment for children with cancer by developing innovative treatment protocols; improving patients’ long-term quality of life; and supporting those scientists working on the precipice of important medical breakthroughs. For more information, please visit www.PCRF-kids.org.