Rapper of the Group “Migos” Offset Raises $500,000 for Cancer Research

Positivity in the Black Culture

Rapper, husband, and father Offset teamed up with American Cancer Society to give back tremendously.  He launched a $500,000 fundraising campaign for cancer research. Offset is also incorporating a sweepstakes into his campaign. If you donated $10 or more, you were entered for a chance to be flown to Los Angeles for a shopping trip with the Migos rapper. Those were great incentives to get donations for cancer research.

The Battle Against Cancer

In 2018 there was an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer in the United States & 609,640 deaths were expected to occur. Cancer is a battle that we have experienced or have seen a loved one fight! About 202,260 new cancer cases and 73,030 cancer deaths are expected to occur among blacks in 2019. African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the United States for most cancers.

Inspiration.  

Five years ago, Offset lost his grandmother to bladder cancer. Now, the rapper, who’s a member of the platinum-selling rap trio, Migos, is doing his part to combat the disease by launching a $500,000 cancer fundraising campaign in her memory. He aligned with the American Cancer Society, Offset is raised funds to support cancer prevention and “access to care in underserved communities.”

Before her death, Offset’s grandmother Sallie Ann Smith acted as one of his most important mentors. “It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life,” the hit-making rapper wrote on the American Cancer Society’s page for his campaign. “She motivated me to do my best and go for it; one of my biggest coaches.”

To donate visit: https://donate3.cancer.org

 

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