Migos member Offset lost his grandmother to bladder cancer five years ago. He said it “one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life.” Sallie Ann Smith was a mentor and coach to Offset throughout his life, and now that he’s hit it big with a number one record, he’s doing his best to give back in her honor.
With the help of the American Cancer Society, the Lawrenceville, GA native is launching a $500,000 fundraiser to promote cancer prevention and access to care in underserved communities. According to the ACS website, money raised through this effort will also help fund a Research Grant focused on bladder cancer research.
Offset’s mom, Latabia Woodward, added her support on the ACS Facebook post announcing the fundraiser: “Losing a loved one to cancer is devastating, and we need to continue to help educate our communities about early detection and screening guidelines. I am incredibly proud of Offset’s desire to help save the lives of others, genuine heart, and talent as an artist.”