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ATL Rapper Offset Launches $500K Fundraising Campaign for the American Cancer Society in Honor of Grandmother

“My grandma motivated me to do my best and go for it.”

Rapper Offset, a member of the Hip Hop trio Migos, is giving back and helping to “save lives.”

The Atlanta artist launched a $500K fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society, as reported by Atlanta Business Chronicle. The event kicked off at Main Event Entertainment where he spent the day “bowling and interacting with teens and young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer.”

The fundraiser was also launched to honor his grandmother, Sallie Ann Smith, who died of bladder cancer in 2012.

On a collage of family photos displayed at the opening event, Offset wrote: “My grandma motivated me to do my best and go for it, one of my biggest coaches: Sallie Ann Smith.”

As noted by the American Cancer Society “African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers.”

The most commonly diagnosed cancers among black men are

Prostate (31% of all cancers)

Lung (15%)

Colon and Rectum (9%)

Among black women the most common cancers are

Breast (32% of all cancers)

Lung (11%)

Colon and Rectum (9%)

 

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ATL Rapper Offset Launches $500K Fundraising Campaign for the American Cancer Society in Honor of Grandmother
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