*UPDATE: Thanks to the very kind fans that bid on and won items in the Auction for Isla, we were able to donate $5,095 (every cent raised in the auction) to Isla’s family fundraiser, to help cover her leukemia care expenses. THANK YOU all so much!
Hello and welcome to Cancer Gets LOST. Here is a link to the auction I am working on with Eliza for her family friend in Thailand – Auction for Isla. In addition, if you’d like make a donation directly to Isla’s family to help cover the cost of her treatment for leukemia – click HERE for their family fundraising page!
* To clarify, this fundraising auction is being hosted by me personally, and not CGL. There are logistics involved, but long story short…it is because 100% of the proceeds from this auction are being donated to an individual family rather than to a cancer charity. Eliza and I guarantee that every cent raised in this auction will be donated to Isla’s family fund, and we will share the receipt once the auction ends and all winning bidders have paid for their items.
Thank you in advance for helping us to raise money for little Isla’s leukemia treatments. It means the world to all involved.
– Jo Garfein (Co-Founder/Executive Director, Cancer Gets LOST)
Hello, patient friends and kind supporters! We wanted to let you know our charity auction schedule for this year and next, as well as provide a wrap-up of our very successful auction at Unity Days 2017.
In January, we hosted an onsite silent charity auction at Unity Days in Vancouver, Canada. Unity Days, hosted by Unity Events Canada (who kindly chose CGL as their charity of choice), is a fan event/convention celebrating The CW series The 100. Our auction featured 70 items, many signed by our friends in front of and behind the scenes on The 100. Thanks to the generosity of attending fans, we raised $4,600 and donated every cent to PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)! Note of gratitude to all that donated, signed and bid on items in this auction. Shout-out of appreciation for our UD auction volunteers: Lisa C, Jen S and Layhan – as well as the many sweet fans that donated signed items for future auctions!
In addition, I had the great pleasure of moderating the actor panels at Unity Days – and they all signed additional The 100 items for future CGL auctions. Working with this cast over the last few years has been an absolute pleasure; they are all incredibly generous with their time, and I look forward to collaborating on future charitable endeavors with them.
It certainly seems as though there will be a Unity Days 2018, and if so – Unity Events Canada has already said we are invited us back to host another onsite charity auction!
On October 8 of this year, we are honored to be hosting an onsite silent charity auction at LOST 2017, a fan event on Oahu (Hawaii)! To be honest, we are thrilled to be able to host this auction in the infamous YMCA camp that served as Dharmaville on LOST. We previously hosted an auction at LOST 2014, and raised almost $12,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from our LOST 2017 auction to PanCAN, in honor of my mother-in-law, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
We have over 100 items ready for our LOST 2017 charity auction, including several signed magazines, trading cards, posters and more! Thank you to those that have donated and signed items; we anticipate raising a few thousand dollars for the cause, and really appreciate your contributions.
As you know, we host our large online charity auctions every other year. We are hard at work on our big 2018 auction, and thanks to generous fans and actors/writers/producers – we already have items from over 40 TV shows and 10 films! Once the launch date of this auction has been decided, as well as the charity of choice we designate to receive the net proceeds, we will let you know.
See you on the other side, and may we tweet again!