Cancer Gets Lost is incredibly grateful to everyone that very kindly participated in our 2018 online charity auction in July. Thanks to your absolutely amazing generosity, we raised over $50,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network! The final amount being donated to PanCAN is $55,000, in honor of my mother-in-law Carolyn.
The auction itself raised just over $51,000 but there were a few non-payments, so CGL decided to tap into our reserves and round up the donation to an even $55K! Huge thank you to those that kindly made direct donations to CGL during our auction; we also included your financial contributions in the final amount donated to PanCAN.
In the interest of complete transparency: as is the case with all CGL charity auctions, we do not keep or earn even $.01 from the auction.
A note of genuine thanks to the following friends of CGL, all of whom contributed time behind the scenes to help bring our 2018 online charity auction to life! From waiting in long lines at Cons to get multiple auction items signed, to creating graphics, to auction photography sessions and inventory assistance, CGL is supported by rock stars: Blythe J, Brittany D, David H, Fong S, Frances N, Jared W, Jen S, Josh G, Layhan B, Lauren S, Lisa C, Meg D, Rick O & Sarah G.
And of course we must acknowledge the tremendously generous fans from across all fandoms that supported our online charity auction, and every single person that kindly donated items (a majority of our inventory)! We also appreciate every fan artist that donated art for our auction, and are grateful for the many contributions from Abby, Agathe C, Alisha D, Jessica Y, Kate T, Kira B, Kylie C & Sarah C!
And the cast/crew/creative teams from The 100, LOST and Wynonna Earp really went out of their way to contribute and sign items for CGL this year. Love and hugs!
Throughout the two years it takes us to build an auction of this magnitude, one person in particular went above and beyond for us: Eliza Taylor, an astoundingly kind soul and dear friend to Cancer Gets Lost! She is a spectacular human with a heart the size of Australia.
We feel lucky to have partnered with the lovely humans at PanCAN, who were all wonderful to work with on this charity auction benefiting their essential organization!
Our final note of thanks is dedicated to our spouses and families, because they inspire and motivate every aspect of Cancer Gets Lost. Their support is invaluable and appreciated more than they’ll ever know.
CGL: 2019 and Beyond
While we do not have dates or specifics for our next charity auction, CGL is putting together a much smaller online charity auction for 2019 featuring primarily The 100 related items! 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer, an organization that funds childhood cancer research and supports young patients and their families. Stay tuned for details, once we have them. 🙂
We Have to Give Back!
We are already working on the Cancer Gets Lost 2020 Online Charity Auction, which will feature more LOST items than any other show, as it will be the 10-year anniversary of the LOST series finale! There is a possibility that we will host a LOST-only online auction early that year and a separate auction with items from others shows/films toward the end of 2020, but no decision has been made yet.
100% of the net proceeds from all 2020 CGL auctions will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of my dad, recently diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment for lymphoma as we speak.
Thank you, all!
Jo Garfein, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Cancer Gets Lost