Anna Lucarelli Bode, a kindergarten student at the Stratton Elementary School in Arlington, will lead her family and friends, “Anna’s All Stars,” as they and others walk to raise awareness and money for children with Type 1 diabetes at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk on Sept. 28 in Boston.

Bode, who was diagnosed with T1D last November, has been selected to “cut the ribbon” to kick off the walk as part of the opening ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hatch Shell in Boston.

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