He’s worn the #34 jersey for the Chicago Cubs since 2015. He’s a three-time World Series champion and five-time All-Star. He’s a loving husband and father to three beautiful children. He’s even got his own wine.
And he’s a cancer survivor.
Jon Lester is a lot of things. Mostly, he’s an inspiration to cancer survivors everywhere. Jon is on a mission to help fund pediatric cancer research through NVRQT along with his wife, Farrah. For them, this is more than an organization. It’s a rallying cry against pediatric cancer, a reminder to “never quit” fighting, surviving and thriving.
Jon Lester is in this fight for the long haul.
And SWAGTRON® wanted to help.
For us, living an #ElectricLife means staying engaged with each other and our community. It permeates everything we do here at SWAGTRON®, from products like our electric scooters and hoverboards, to community outreach. And when it’s a cause we believe in, we’re willing to do our part to help any way we can.
For the past couple years, we teamed up with Cubs Charities — a McCormick Foundation fund committed to improving the lives of underserved youth, adults and families across Chicagoland. This has given us a unique opportunity to work with Cubs legends, like Joe Maddon, and fan favorites like Anthony Rizzo.
And that partnership continues with Jon Lester’s NVRQT Goes Country charity event, benefiting pediatric cancer. The event, now in its fifth year, takes place on Wednesday, July 17, and will feature a night of country music, delicious food and laughs to raise awareness for the cause.
“Awareness is only half the battle,” Jon reminds us. “Research is the only thing that will lead us to a cure.” And we all know how expensive cancer research can be.
We’ve donated one of our more popular pedal-free electric bikes to their silent auction — the Swagcycle Pro — to help with their bottom line: raising money.
So if you’re in the Chicagoland area, July 17, check out this great cause from some great people. Purchase tickets here.
For more information on Lester’s NVRQT Goes Country charity event or to donate, click here.
About the NVRQT Campaign
Short for “never quit,” the NVRQT campaign, run by Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), helps to raise awareness and funds for children’s cancer research with the help of Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jon Lester. Their combined commitment is simple: to strike out pediatric cancer.
In 2012, Jon Lester made the commitment to partner with the PCRF to provide inspiration for those who suffer with cancer and support the dedicated researchers who tirelessly work to find a cure. Your support is the key to moving science forward.
For more info on NVRQT and Jon Lester’s story, visit www.nvrqt.org.
For more information on Cubs Charities, visit www.mlb.com/cubs/community/cubs-charities.
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