Offset Launches $500,000 Fundraiser with the American Cancer Society

From the success of their platinum hit “Bad and Boujee” to hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their second studio album Culture, it is no secret that the chart-topping group Migos has had a very fruitful year. After experiencing this great success – one member of the Atlanta rap group, Offset, launched a $500,000 fundraiser in collaboration with the American Cancer Society in honor of his late grandmother.

In 2012, Offset suffered a tragic loss after his grandmother and significant role model in life, Sallie Ann Smith, died of bladder cancer. “It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life,” he said. “She motivated me to do my best and go for it; one of my biggest coaches.”

After learning about her diagnosis, Offset’s family experienced firsthand how positive the influence of the American Cancer Society programs and services make on those who are affected by cancer. As stated in a press release – fellow Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, along with their record label Quality Control Music, are assembling their network to assist Offset in reaching his goal because the illness has touched everyone in the group. “We’re proud to support Offset’s efforts to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, so they can address cancer in under-served communities,” they said. “We encourage all our fans to donate if they can.”

Offset’s mother, Latabia Woodward, who is an ACS supporter and volunteer for over a decade, commented about her son’s philanthropy. “Losing a loved one to cancer is devastating, and we need to continue to help educate our communities about early detection and screening guidelines,” Woodward said. “I am incredibly proud of Offset’s desire to help save the lives of others, genuine heart and talent as an artist.”

The money from the fundraiser is said to fund a research grant centered on bladder cancer. Those who are interested in donating to Offset’s campaign can donate here. Those who donate $10 or more to his Prizeo campaign are entered to win an LA shopping trip with Offset.

Photo Credit: American Cancer Society/Twitter