Month: October 2016

CGL at Unity Days 2017: Silent Auction!

Cancer Gets LOST is very excited to partner with Unity Events Canada to be the official charity partner of Unity Days 2017! Unity Days is a 3 day convention dedicated to The CW series The 100, as well as their amazing fan community.

CGL will be hosting a small silent charity auction at Unity Days 2017 on Friday, January 13 in Vancouver! Auction will be open for all attendees from 5pm-7pm & 8pm-10pm in the hotel foyer (near the Unity Days reg desk).

Items in the CGL charity auction at Unity Days will all be related to The 100 (some already signed), including many that would be fantastic to bring to autograph ops on Saturday and Sunday at the Con!

On Friday evening at Unity Days, if you place any bids in our charity auction, please check to see if you’ve won the items at exactly 10pm. Because if you win an item in our Unity Days charity auction, payment will be required immediately via our CGL PayPal! The link is on the upper right on this page. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can either sign up for one on their site or use a credit card to pay CGL via PayPal.

* Please note, when you click on our PayPal DONATE button, you’ll see “FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds” – this is correct! FJC is CGL’s fiscal sponsor, and they run our PayPal account.

If you win more than one item, please combine; add up the total amount owed to CGL from your auction wins, and make one PayPal payment.

After making payment via PayPal, simply sign the bottom of your final bid sheet and show Jo/other CGL team members your email receipts on your phones to pick up items after the auction! All instructions and links will also be printed out on bidding sheets. We appreciate your patience in advance, as we will only have a few Cancer Gets LOST folks working the auction and it will take some time to confirm receipts and hand out items upon completion of the auction!

CGL will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this auction to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (in honor of my mother-in-law, who is bravely battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer).

It is very kind of the Unity Days event organizers to include us, and we are very appreciative for the opportunity to be their charity of choice.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Unity Days had to cancel the CGL Charity Concert that was to take place at the event on Saturday, January 14. Per Unity Days: “all tickets purchased for the concert and cocktail and concert will be refunded via Eventbrite and will appear on the customer’s original method of payment.” For any questions, please email ​leana@unityeventscanada.com.​

However, we are thrilled to still be hosting the silent charity auction on Friday night at Unity Days, and hope to see you there!

Unity Days TICKETS

Unity Days 2017

Click on the green TICKETS button on the right side to open a menu. You can purchase passes to the Con, photo and autograph ops, and meet & greets.

* As a lovely bonus, I will be moderating all of the actor panels at Unity Days 2017 – a fantastic honor and experience that I look forward to with great enthusiasm! This cast in particular has signed countless items for our auctions and has been tremendously supportive of CGL; I have worked with many of them over the last two years on our various charitable endeavors. There will be 12 actors from The 100 at Unity Days, including: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Chelsey Reist, Jarod Joseph, Katie Stuart, Luisa D’Olivera, Sachin Sahel, Tasya Teles and Jessica Harmon!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder (@JOpinionated, @CancerGetsLOST)

 

2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction: The Numbers!

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!

Net Proceeds

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

Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder