Braintree resident Joseph Scarlata, 13, threw out the first pitch before the Boston Red Sox—Baltimore Orioles game at Fenway Park on Sept. 21 to help mark a milestone donation from CVS Caremark to Boston Children’s Hospital. According to a release, CVS recently donated $25,000, pushing the organization over $1 million in total donations over the last six years. The money will benefit the Cerebral Palsy Program and Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, where Scarlata has been a patient since age 2. Scarlata, who has a form of cerebral palsy, was thrilled to be at the game, said his father, Steven Scarlata. The recognition was even more touching as Joseph had recently made the team in the town’s baseball league. “He’s only 13 and he’s been through a lot. To see him get out on the field is something he’ll remember for a long time,” his father said. Although the celebration at Fenway was memorable, the donation also means a lot for the Scarlata family. “Knowing that program gets support and donations like that, it’s great,” said the father.

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