WILMINGTON, N.C. – Nine members of the UNC Wilmington men’s basketball team gathered recently to kick off the 2009 Walk to Cure Diabetes at Mayfaire Town Center.

The players and coaches joined fitness experts to help participants loosen up prior to the 5K walk as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual event. More than 500,000 walkers have raised close to $50 million so far in the fight to find a cure.

Head Coach Benny Moss was joined by Assistant Coach Brooks Lee, Director of Basketball Operations David Jandrew and players Montez Downey, Darryl Felder, Darion Jeralds, Josh Sheets, Chad Tomko and Johnny Wolf.