(FreshAsFrankie) Migos member Offset is honoring his late grandmother Sallie Ann Smith, who died of bladder cancer in 2012, by starting a $500,000 fundraiser via the American Cancer Society.
“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.
The 25-year old Lawrenceville, Georgia native hopes to inspire fellow colleagues, friends, business partners and fans to join in the fight with him.
“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,” his mother, Latabia Woodward, said.
Fans who donate will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a shopping trip with Offset. Head over to the American Cancer Society’s website to enter. (https://www.cancer.org/content/cancer/en/our-partners/offset.html)
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