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Oakland's Coach Has An Interesting Way To Raise Money For Cancer Research

A good story and an even better cause.
A closeup of a Wilson Final Four basketball.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 04: The Wilson basketball with the Final Four logo is seen as the Connecticut Huskies practice ahead of the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This is a story I can really appreciate, for several reasons. One, I hate vegetables, and two, I raise money for cancer research every year. Well, it appears that Oakland basketball head coach Greg Kampe and I are in the same boat.

According to CBSSports, Kampe is raising money over the next month to help with Coaches vs. Cancer. His method? He will be accepting pledges -- he is embarking on a crazy diet for 30 days and is asking for people to pledge just $1 per day for that month.

The diet consists of juicing raw vegetables -- and that's it -- for the thirty day period. And Kampe said he hasn't eaten a vegetable since he was in high school -- considering he's fifty-six years old, that's saying something. It was his wife that came up with the idea, and they agreed it was perfect.

Best of luck to Coach Kampe in this endeavor. If you'd like to pledge to the cause, you can do so here. You can also follow his thirty day experience on Twitter here: @KampeOU.