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VHHS freshman serves as ambassador for diabetes walk

JDRF walk November 6, 2018 -- More than two dozen Vestavia Hills students have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Their cause was highlighted during the month of November through Diabetes Awareness Month. Vestavia Hills High School freshman Ben Harwell was selected as Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s One Walk event in Birmingham in November. Faculty and staff members from several schools participated in the event, and Vestavia Hills Elementary East and West were both highlighted as top school fundraisers for donating more than $14,000 to the JDRF.