Offset Donates $50,000 To Fight Against Cancer
Atlanta rapper Offset (real name Kiari Cephus), 27, of the Grammy award winning rap trio Migos is helping fight cancer. Over the weekend (Feb. 22nd), the ‘Father of 4,’ rapper shared a series of touching clips from an event to raise awareness for cancer with the American Cancer Society.
In the footage, Offset was joined by his mother Latabia Woodward as he collaborates with sports organization, FaZe Clan donating $50,000 towards tackling the global disease. He shared a video of the event, captioning it:
“Last night me and FaZe Clan gave American Cancer Society $50K to fight against cancer.”
Offset adds he has been working with the non-profit organization for a number of years. He also says their donation will be going towards the youth in his hometown of Atlanta,
“And raise money for ESports Summer Camps for Metro Atlanta kids who don’t have access to compete in ESport.”
As reported back in 2017, Offset hosted a launch party where he spent the day with teens and young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer raising $500,000 for the organization. Sharon Byers, chief development and marketing officer at the American Cancer Society stated:
“We are honored that Offset chose to work with us. His inspiration and support for the American Cancer Society is one that makes him a unique artist – one who wants our world to be better.”
“Offset’s fundraising campaign is a significant opportunity to leverage the music industry and his contacts to support our mission which is why we are very appreciative to be able to partner with him.”
Since the passing of his grandmother, Sallie Ann Smith in 2012, the rapper has continued to pay his respects with fundraising campaigns to serve as a tribute.
“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.”