Wilfork hosts a fund-raiser for Joslin Diabetes Center

Vince Wilfork with his wife, Bianca (right), andWCVB’s Bianca de la Garza at his fund-raiser Thursday night.

With the Patriots going big on defense during Thursday night’s NFL draft, Vince Wilfork, the biggest Pat of them all, huddled his boys at Milford’s Pinz Entertainment complex to raise funds for the Joslin Diabetes Center. Showing up for the annual event, hosted by Wilfork and his wife, Bianca, were Kevin Faulk, Gerard Warren, Patrick Chung, Devin McCourty, Jerod Mayo, Ron Brace, Kyle Love, Zoltan Mesko, Ryan Mallet, Matthew Slater, Ras-I Dowling, and Sergio Brown. WCVB anchor Bianca de la Garza emceed. Players and party-goers bowled while checking out the unfolding NFL draft (dee-fense! dee-fense!). Wilfork’s dad passed away a decade ago due to complications from his long battle with diabetes.