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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced it has raised $1 million for Children's Hospital Boston to help children with disabilities.
The company said that donations, derived through the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program, helped support the pediatric hospital's cerebral palsy program and center for communication enhancement.
Funds benefited Children's Hospital Boston's cerebral palsy program's functional mobility initiative, which is designed and set up to enable patients to see multiple subspecialists involved in their care in one day rather than have patients and their families make multiple trips to receive a spectrum of services and care, CVS Caremark said. Additionally, monies donated also benefited the hospital's center for communication enhancement's augmentative communication program, a multidisciplinary program that incorporates symbols, video interaction and computer technology with speech pathology and occupational therapy for children with a variety of disabilities who have difficulty with their communications.
The milestone will be celebrated Monday night at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles game.
"We are incredibly proud of our $1 million milestone and great partnership with the team at Children's Hospital Boston," CVS Caremark SVP corporate communications and community relations Eileen Howard Boone said. "Together we are helping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in all they set out to do. The fact that we've been able to infuse one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals with funds that enhance and expand the phenomenal services they are already providing to children with disabilities is very rewarding for all of us at CVS Caremark."
CVS Caremark has partnered with Children's Hospital Boston for more than five years.