Thanks to the tremendous generosity of fans across the globe, as well as all that contributed and/or signed items, Cancer Gets LOST raised an absolutely incredible amount of money to donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer!
2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction: The Numbers
454: auction items
762: registered bidders
225: winning bidders
$65,000 (auction net proceeds): Cancer Gets LOST donating to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!
In the interest of transparency, and because many of you have inquired, we felt that it was important to elaborate about what it means to donate the net proceeds from our charity auction, and the costs involved with hosting such a large charitable endeavor.
100% of the net proceeds from the 2016 CGL auction are being donated as we speak to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Every other cent raised in this auction was used to pay the following: auction hosting, catalog, photography, shipping services, Paypal fees and fiscal sponsor fees. PLUS, Cancer Gets LOST paid for ALL Buyers Premiums on our end, saving auction buyers an extra 20% per item won in the auction.
* Cancer Gets LOST made/took $0 from our charity auction.
Thank You Again!
We are so grateful for your support of CGL, and thankful for all of your support, retweets, link shares and positive encouragement along the way and throughout the auction.
2017 and Beyond
Our next two charity auctions will take place on site at fan events. CGL will be hosting smaller silent auctions at Unity Days 2017 in January (Vancouver) and LOST 2017 in October (Hawaii)! In the meantime, we have also already started working on our big 2018 online charity auction, and appreciate that so many of you have already reached out to donate items or assist us with autograph acquisitions.
Tweet us at any time if you have any questions, or would like to contribute to a future auction in some capacity! @CancerGetsLOST
Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder