Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, September 30, 2015
It's still the offseason in the NBA, and Nik Stauskas remains busy trying to raise money and awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
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Last week, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year was on the road appearing on Breakfast Television Vancouver – even trying his hand at doing the weather. This week, he was on TSN's "Off the Record," drilling 3-pointers with random items, including a football, cabbage and watermelon. Stauskas hit six of the seven objects, only missing with a cauliflower.
The former Michigan star and current Philadelphia 76ers guard's grandmother was diagnosed with IPF, a chronic and fatal disease that leads to progressive decline in lung function, five years ago. So, Stauskas has made it his mission to spread the word, joining a project that donates $1 to IPF research per video uploaded to kissipfgoodbye.com.
Stauskas said the videos, showing you blowing a kiss goodbye to IPF, should be three seconds long and linked to your social media accounts.