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Celebrities and athletes gather for a cause.
While kicking off the four-day Athletes vs Cancer Summer 2018 festivities, NBA Champion Matt Barnes and Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg present the first-ever Smoke4ACure Summit; which gathered tastemakers, celebrities, and athletes for cancer awareness and fundraising.
Hosted at Snoop’s compound in South Los Angeles Thursday (Aug. 9), the summit featured a plethora of cannabis vendors like Louis the XIII, Kurvana, Kannibox, Liquidology CBD (marijuana-infused drinks); and more. Plus, Snoop’s own cannabis-flavored platform Merry Jane and premium glass (pipe/bong) line Pounds.
In addition to the abundance of drinks, food, and marijuana, Lil Duval topped the night off as he hit the stage to perform his tracks “Dropping It Off;” plus viral bangers with Snoop, “Smile B-tch” and “Kill ‘Em Wit The Shoulders.”
Furthermore, AVC found its start by Barnes, whose mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2007, and passed 26 days after her diagnosis.
Matt Barnes on AVC.
“Such a huge loss makes it easy to focus on your own devastating pain. Eventually, I couldn’t help but think of families who are still in the fight of their lives. I didn’t want them to bear the same pain and suffering that my family endured and decided to act. I began hosting free health clinics, renting mobile screening units, and providing clinics for early detection. Five years later, I added yet another layer and provided financial support to help families pay for funerals, hospice care, surgeries, medications, and more. The economic impact that cancer survivors endure is crippling.”
Also, he says:
“AVC is the light at the end of the tunnel. We are a Foundation that not only brings smiles to families but we also support cancer survivors in pursuing their dreams. We’ve achieved a lot but there is more to do.”