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Evan takes the mound at Fenway Park to celebrate a charitable milestone

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 18, 2011 09:00 AM

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If you're at Fenway for the second game of the doubleheader on Monday, give a big cheer for a kid throwing out the first pitch.

Evan Williams, a 10-year-old from Brookline, will do the honors. He is a Children’s Hospital Boston patient with cerebral palsy.

Evan will assist CVS Caremark and Children’s Hospital Boston in celebrating the $1 million mark in donations from CVS Caremark to the Hospital. In addition to throwing out the first pitch, he will join CVS Caremark leaders, as well as doctors from the Hospital, on the field at Fenway Park for a pre-game check presentation ceremony.

Funds donated to the Hospital come from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust foundation and from the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program dedicated to supporting children with disabilities and their families.

The monies raised will specifically benefit the Cerebral Palsy Program and the Augmentative Communication Program within the Center for Communication Enhancement at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Evan is a cerebral palsy patient at Children’s Hospital Boston. He was diagnosed at 18 months old with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and has been receiving services from Children’s Hospital Boston since 2007. Through physical therapy and several medical procedures, Evan has gotten stronger – learning to get around with a walker and later on with crutches.

He has never seen his diagnosis as a hindrance, demonstrated by his participation on town soccer and baseball teams, and his passion for hand-cycling, water-skiing and snow-skiing with New England Disabled Sports.

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