Offset and the American Cancer Society might seem like an odd pairing on paper, but a new venture between the Atlanta artist and the non-profit could have tremendous results. Both the ACS and the Migos rapper took to their social media pages to announce a $500,000 campaign to combat the deadly disease.
From the ACS:
Offset’s dedication to the fight against cancer is personal. His inspiration for working with the American Cancer Society is his late grandmother, Sallie Ann Smith, a significant role model in his life who died of bladder cancer in 2012. After Mrs. Smith’s cancer diagnosis, her family learned firsthand about the positive impact the American Cancer Society programs and services make on families.
“It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life. She motivated me to do my best and go for it; one of my biggest coaches,” said Offset.
Fellow Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, along with their record label Quality Control Music are rallying their networks to help Offset reach his fundraising goal because cancer has impacted all members of Migos. “We’re proud to support Offset’s efforts to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, so they can address cancer in underserved communities,” say Quavo and Takeoff. “We encourage all our fans to donate if they can.”