Author: Jo

8.15.16: The Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction is OPEN!

FINALLY! We have been awaiting 8.15.16 since the creation of Cancer Gets LOST in 2010 (and truly, since LOST began in 2004). Today we have the great honor of opening the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, featuring over 450 rare and signed items from 60+ TV shows and 18 films! 100% of the net proceeds from our auction are being donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a terrific organization that funds research for childhood cancer cures and also supports families with children battling cancer.

Hosted by Blacksparrow Inc., click HERE to register for the CGL auction and to view the auction itself! Bookmark the page, and happy bidding! The CGL Charity Auction will be open from August 15 until September 3, 2016.

Please visit this post for CGL auction logistics and further instructions!

If you have any questions throughout the auction, feel free to tweet or email us. For shipping inquiries: @BlacksparrowAuc or info@blacksparrowinc.com, for item questions: @CancerGetsLOST or cancergetslost@gmail.com.

We are incredibly appreciative for your interest and bids in the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, and want to extend a note of gratitude to everyone that donated time, money, items, autographs or general good will to CGL! Without the support from fans and those creating the shows/films we all love, CGL would not exist.

As you peruse our extensive selection of auction items and start placing your bids, know that you’re helping to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. And for that, we are tremendously grateful.

Bid together, buy alone! May the force be with you, may the odds be ever in your favor, and may we bid again!

-Jo

Jo Garfein
Executive Director, Co-Founder

8.15.16 CGL Charity Auction: Thank You in Advance!

On the eve of our 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction launch, a message of gratitude from CGL Co-Founder and Executive Director Jo Garfein.

Tomorrow, on 8.15.16 at 10am PT, look for the link to the CGL auction here, on our social networks and on Blacksparrow Inc.! Registration for the auction is open, and will remain open throughout the auction.

Thank you to every single person that contributed items, time, money, autographs and support over the last two years; you’re fueling this incredible journey as we channel fandoms toward the greater good, together.

– Jo

2016 CGL Charity Auction Registration: Now Open!

We are very pleased to be able to open registration today for the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction! As you know, our big online auction will be open from Monday (8.15.16) until Saturday, September 3. 100% of the net proceeds are being donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

Please click HERE to register for the CGL auction, hosted by Blacksparrow Inc.! Click on the “Get Approved to Bid” button on the right hand side.

Blacksparrow is also working around the clock on a beautiful digital auction catalog, and we will share it when it is complete.

If you’re interested in bidding on items in our charity auction once it opens on Monday, you must register beforehand! All that is required is a valid credit card (*please note: your card will not be charged, but in order to ensure that your card is valid, you will see a temporary $1 charge on your account from iCollector that will show up as “pending” but then disappear. This is called a verification ping, and it is a standard part of the credit card validation process!).

Please tweet @BlacksparrowAuc or email (info@blacksparrowinc.com) with any registration questions, and @CancerGetsLOST with any auction item questions!

For all CGL charity auction logistics and details, please see the previous post: Cancer Gets LOST 2016 Charity Auction Details!

The significance of our charity auction launch date is by design. LOST fans in particular understand why 8.15.16 is the very best date possible. And so does Jorge!

Thank you for your interest in Cancer Gets LOST! We hope that you register and then discover items you love and want to bid on, as 100% of the net proceeds from our auction are being donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an amazing childhood cancer research and support organization.

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Cancer Gets LOST 2016 Charity Auction Details!

At Cancer Gets LOST, we believe in complete transparency. Here is exactly how our upcoming charity auction will work, from start to finish; a CGL Online Auction 101 for interested fans and future bidders!

August 13, 2016

  • Online registration for the CGL auction opened! A valid credit card is required for registration. *Please note: your card will not be charged, but in order to ensure that your card is valid, you will see a temporary $1 charge on your account from iCollector that will show up as “pending” but then disappear. This is called a verification ping and it is a standard process.
  • Link to register for the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction: HERE!

August 15, 2016

  • The 2016 CGL Charity Auction opened online at 10am PT! * Please note, the CGL auction is NOT hosted on eBay; Blacksparrow has a CGL-specific iCollector link!
  • Those registered to bid in the auction may place bids at any time.

September 3, 2016

  • The 2016 CGL Charity Auction will begin closing on Saturday, September 3 at 10am PT: ONE ITEM AT A TIME, in order, as listed. Please note the closing time on each item as you strategize your personal bidding process.

After Auction Closes: Buyers

  • Blacksparrow will email winning bidders an itemized invoice for items won in the 2016 CGL Charity Auction, including shipping costs. If you win multiple items, they will be combined on one invoice. In the email, there will be a link to the Cancer Gets LOST Paypal account, for winning bidders to complete payment. You will have 7 working days to complete payments for items won!
  • You do not have to have a Paypal account, but we strongly recommend it. Paypal does offer the option to pay via credit card.
  • Because of generous and ongoing donations to Cancer Gets LOST, CGL is covering all Buyer’s Premiums for our 2016 Charity Auction, saving winning bidders a substantial fee upon auction’s end! Winning bidders will only be responsible for paying the final sales costs and shipping costs of items (plus sales tax if resident of CA; see below).

After Auction Closes: Shipping

  • Because CGL is a 2-person operation and CGL’s charitable fiscal sponsor FJC, a 501c(3) public charity, has to process all payments to the CGL Paypal account, please note that shipment of your items from Blacksparrow will take place throughout September and early October. We appreciate your patience in advance; with over 450 auction items, there will be a tremendous amount to process!
  • All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS or FedEx, depending on expediency and costs. Blacksparrow will choose the best option for you at the most reasonable cost. All packages will include insurance and tracking. Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders.
  • All overseas packages will be shipped via USPS International First Class (for packages weighing less than 3 pounds), or USPS International Priority (for packages 3 pounds or higher).
  • All oversize items, e.g., large wall panel-size posters on foam core, will require 3rd party shipping (Box Brothers, Freighters & Craters, etc.).
  • Local pickup of items will be available (Glendale, CA) for those in the Los Angeles area!

Taxes

  • Only residents of California must pay applicable sales tax (9%) on final bid price of item.
  • If you win an item in the CGL auction valued at over $75, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from CGL/FJC. If you win an item valued under $75, you may request a tax receipt from CGL/FJC, or your Paypal receipt can serve as U.S. tax substantiation.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

  • After payments for all items purchased in the 2016 CGL Charity Auction have been received and processed, AND Blacksparrow has completed shipment of all items, CGL will then donate 100% of the auction net proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. We will share the total amount of money donated once that amount has been finalized!

Questions?

  • For any shipping questions, please email (info at blacksparrowinc dot com) or call Blacksparrow (818-937-9399).
  • For all other inquiries, please email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) or tweet us @CancerGetsLOST and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

* If you are interested in contributing to Cancer Gets LOST at any time, to help us cover our operating costs, you may make a donation via our CGL Paypal button on the upper right side of this page!

Thank you for your interest in and support of CGL. May the force be with you, and may the odds be ever in your favor as you bid on items in our 2016 Charity Auction!

– Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

2016 CGL Charity Auction: Logistics!

Just a few of the many items signed by The Walking Dead cast!

As you know, our 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction opens online to fans around the world on August 15, 2016 – featuring almost 500 items from 45 TV shows and 15 films, many of which are signed by actors, producers and writers!

The auction will be hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions and 100% of the net proceeds from the CGL auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises awareness of childhood cancer causes, funds cutting-edge research projects and creates travel programs to support families of children receiving treatment.

CONTRIBUTIONS

For those of you interested in supporting Cancer Gets LOST but aren’t necessarily interested in bidding on memorabilia in the auction, there is always the option to make a tax-deductible contribution to CGL via FJC, our fiscal sponsor! On the top right of the CGL homepage, there is a “Donate to CGL via PayPal” button, for your convenience. Financial donations help offset the costs of shipping and auction hosting fees, and we appreciate every cent contributed toward the cause.

Clarke art signed by Eliza Taylor (The 100)!

If you’re interested in donating an item to this or future CGL charity auctions, we are always grateful for and open to pop culture contributions! Please contact us via email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) any time. The deadline for 2016 auction item donations is July 24 (the final day of SDCC), as catalog and auction item photography will be well underway (because the auction opens on 8.15.16)!

CHARITY AUCTION TRANSPARENCY 

In previous online CGL charity auctions, and as is standard in all online charity auctions, winning bidders were required to pay a Buyer’s Premium to the auction host – in addition to the winning bid and shipping (usually this ranges from 15-20%). For the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, CGL has decided to cover ALL Buyer’s Premium fees – which means that when you win an item in our auction, you will ONLY have to pay the final bid price plus shipping!

For example: in 2014, if you bid on and won a poster in the CGL Charity Auction for $100, you paid $100 + shipping + a 20% premium ($20). In our 2016 auction, if you win a poster for $100, you ONLY pay $100 + shipping.

Nocking Point wine signed/donated by Stephen Amell

And FYI: Blacksparrow Auctions does offer combined shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer! Shipping of all auction items will take place throughout the month of September, following payments received.

AUCTION ITEMS AND PRICING

Blacksparrow Auctions aims to have the 2016 CGL Charity Auction digital catalog available for you to peruse and download shortly before the auction opens on 8.15.16. Look for the link here and on Twitter and Facebook.

Starting prices on the items in our auction will vary, but we made sure to include smaller and more affordable options for fans of all ages!

The Flash script signed by many of the cast!

Here is an updated list of television shows featured in the CGL Charity Auction in August:

Agent Carter, Alias, Alcatraz, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Castle, Colony, The Comeback, Dead of Summer, Dexter, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Glee, Gotham, Hawaii Five-O, Heroes, House of Cards, Jericho, The Leftovers, LOST, The Middleman, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Saturday Night Live, Scandal, Sesame Street, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The West Wing, The X-Files, The 100

We also have a nice selection of limited edition, rare and signed items in our auction from films like Star Wars, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, 10 Cloverfield Lane and more!

Rey & BB-8 art + pin

We will post more details about 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction logistics, including registration and payment options, in a few weeks.

* If you’d like to receive an occasional email update via CGL newsletter, please just send us a quick email with your preferred name and email address (Cancer Gets LOST at gmail dot com)!

Thank you so much for your interest in our upcoming charity auction! We are honored to be able to donate our net proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, to assist children battling cancer and the families supporting them. CGL hopes to raise a significant amount in our auction to contribute to their crucial childhood cancer treatment and cure research.

– Jo

2016 CGL Charity Auction: 8.15.16!

Signed OUAT script!

Our next charity auction launches in just a few months – on 8.15.16! Hosted online by Blacksparrow Auctions, the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction will feature rare and/or signed items from over 45 television shows and 15 films. Blacksparrow will release a digital auction catalog for you to peruse around the same time as the launch, and we will post all links once available! The online CGL Charity Auction will be open to everyone around the globe, from August 15, 2016 – September 3, 2016.

100% of the net proceeds from this CGL auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a terrific organization that raises money for and awareness of childhood cancer, in support of research into new treatments and cures.

The 2016 CGL Charity Auction will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Bonnie Craft, who was quite possibly the world’s biggest LOST fan and a genuinely lovely human being that we think about and miss every single day.

Signed Doctor Who DVD!

SMALL SCREEN: YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! 

We are delighted and honored to feature rare or signed items from the following fan-favorite and cult classic TV shows: Agent Carter, Alias, Alcatraz, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Castle, Colony, The Comeback, Dexter, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Glee, Gotham, Hawaii Five-O, Jericho, The Leftovers, LOST, The Middleman, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Scandal, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and The 100!

Signed Star Wars comic!

BIG SCREEN: FANTASTIC FILMS!

Films represented in our charity auction include: The Avengers, Cooties, Friday the 13th, Gremlins, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredibles, The Jungle Book, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Love Actually, Mad Max: Fury Road, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tomorrowland, World War Z and 10 Cloverfield Lane!

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Typical of an auction year, you will find the two of us at many pop culture events around the country; our favorite venues for networking and connecting with fans and industry friends – all of whom are incredibly supportive of and generous to CGL. Please come say hello if you see us at any of the following events!

ATX Television Festival

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

San Diego Comic-Con

Walker Stalker Con

Screen-used Fringe comics!

CONTRIBUTIONS, DONATIONS & QUESTIONS?

We are always open to and appreciate item donations to our current and future charity auctions, from original fan art to autographed photos to screen-used costumes and more. If you’re interested in possibly contributing an item or have any questions regarding CGL and our auction, please email Jo (CancerGetsLOST at gmail dot com)!

If you’re not necessarily interested in bidding on any memorabilia in our charity auctions but would like to make a donation, we do now offer an easy option for financial contributions in any amount through our CGL Paypal set up via our fiscal sponsor FJC! There is a Paypal button at the top of the home page of this site, for your convenience.

Thank you very much for your interest, word-of-mouth, contributions, donations and general enthusiasm – all of which further inspires us to continue channeling fans toward the greater good in support of various cancer charities via CGL auctions.

Jo Garfein, Executive Director

Star Trek BEYOND Fan Event Ticket Giveaway!

 

Thanks to our friends at Paramount Pictures, Cancer Gets LOST has 3 pairs of tickets to give away to CGL supporters for the Star Trek BEYOND Fan Event on Friday, May 20 in Los Angeles!

The event will take place at the historic Paramount Pictures studio lot from 7pm – 11pm PT on 5/20/16; it will include the premiere of the newest Star Trek Beyond trailer, an exclusive first-look of never before seen footage from the upcoming film, a Q&A with director Justin Lin and the cast and crew, special guests appearances, and other surprises!

Contest Rules: Enter to Win!

To enter to win one of the 3 pairs of tickets to Star Trek BEYOND fan event, simply tweet us @CancerGetsLOST by 6pm PT on Saturday, May 14. Your name will be put into a hat and 3 winners will be randomly selected! We will announce the lucky winning names on Saturday night.

The 3 people selected will need to email us ASAP (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) in order to claim the tickets, and we will then send you the online ticket code to redeem them.

IMPORTANT Details

  • Each of the 3 winners will receive 2 tickets to the event.
  • Travel is NOT included! CGL will be providing event tickets ONLY but winning ticket holders are responsible for providing their own accommodation, transportation and parking.
  • This giveaway is open from today (May 11) until Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6pm PT.
  • One ONE entry per person please.
  • Winners will be contacted via email after 6pm PT on May 14, and provided a one-time online code to redeem the tickets; they are non transferable and non replaceable.

Enter to win and make it so – and boldly go where no fan has gone before!

Live long and prosper,

– Jo

We Have To Go Back! The LOST Concert Ticket Giveaway

As many of you know, LOST composer Michael Giacchino recently announced two “We Have to Go Back” LOST concerts in Los Angeles. Cancer Gets LOST purchased 2 tickets to the sold-out Friday night concert, and we would love to give the tickets to a LOST fan that is currently battling cancer or is a cancer survivor (and their guest of choice).

The concert will take place at the Ford Theatre in LA on Friday, September 23, 2016. In order to be eligible for the ticket giveaway, you would need to guarantee that you will be able to attend the concert on that date, and provide all transportation and accommodation yourself. *CGL is only providing 2 concert tickets and a stacked parking pass for one vehicle.

If you are a LOST fan and fit the description above, and are interested in entering to win the 2 LOST concert tickets, all we ask is that you please email me your name and contact information by May 31, 2016 (CancerGetsLOST at gmail dot com)! Of course we respect your privacy, and have no intention of posting or sharing any information contained in your emails. I will put all of the eligible names into a hat on 6/1/16, randomly select a name to win the tickets, and then contact the winner (and announce on Twitter).

It is an honor for us to be able to share this experience with fellow LOST fans; to attend this amazing event with those that inspire us every day to continue channeling the generosity of passionate fans and raise money for cancer research and cures.

We look forward to seeing you there, because we ALWAYS have to go back!

– Jo

Cancer Gets LOST in 2016

LOST skateboard deck, donated to CGL by Bad Robot!

Hello, friends! We wanted to end the year by thanking you for your incredible support of our charitable endeavors, and for making financial donations both to cancer charities we support AND to Cancer Gets LOST. As most of you are aware, we now have a “Donate to CGL via PayPal” option (button on top right side of the page) – in case you might be interested in making a contribution to our charity in any amount before the end of 2015 or beyond!

Javi Grillo-Marxuach signing & donating rare LOST items for CGL!

We must send a shout-out of major gratitude to LOST show runner/executive producer Damon Lindelof, supervising producer/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach and our friends at Bad Robot, who all individually donated absolute treasure troves of rare and signed items in 2015 for future CGL auctions. They are incredibly generous human beings, and we are very lucky that they kindly reached out to CGL with items that will no doubt help us raise thousands of dollars for charity. In addition, our friend Paul M. donated a majority of the autographed and rare Star Wars items for our next auction, and we are thrilled to be able to feature them in 2016. Thank you, ALL!

The Walking Dead Glenn Pop! figure, signed by Steven Yeun for CGL!

Our next major online charity auction will debut on 8.15.16 (three numbers familiar to LOST fans everywhere)! Hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, this will be our largest auction yet, featuring over 400 items from 30+ TV shows and 10+ films! 100% of the net proceeds from the 2016 CGL Charity Auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand in support of a cure and research for childhood cancer.

In addition, we may host a live fundraising event in Los Angeles in 2016 – will keep you posted!

The 100 script (signed by the cast), donated to CGL by Jason Rothenberg & Layne Morgan!

Rare and/or autographed memorabilia in the 2016 CGL charity auction includes:

The 100, Agent Carter, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Castle, Doctor Who, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Hawaii Five-O, The Leftovers, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and many more of your favorite shows/movies!

To all of the writers, producers, networks, studios and actors who have donated items to our charity auction – we tip our hat and offer our sincere thanks. To the fans from all shows and communities that have also donated items or money to CGL – we love and appreciate your support so very much! Being able to channel fans toward the greater good is a gift and an honor; without YOU, there is no CGL.

Happy holidays to you and yours! We’ll see you on the other side.

– Jo

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

Just a few of the items in our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

We are excited to finally debut our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction on eBay, and have selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds!

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction on eBay <– click here to view and bid!

There is a variety of rare and signed memorabilia in this auction from your favorite shows like The 100, Breaking Bad, Fear the Walking Dead, Fringe, Game of Thrones, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, The Walking Dead and more. In addition, we are absolutely thrilled to be featuring a very rare Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Star Wars Celebration poster signed by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)! A sincere note of gratitude to all who donated items to CGL for the auction; their names are noted within item descriptions.

A few logistical housekeeping notes, if you’re interested in bidding on any items – as this particular CGL auction is on eBay and different from any we’ve hosted before.

CHARITY OF CHOICE

CGL has selected the terrific childhood cancer organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice, to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds from this auction.

* You will see in each auction listing that 100% of the final sale price of each item will support FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. FJC is Cancer Gets LOST’s official fiscal sponsor! Thus, 100% of the final sale price from each item will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation via FJC at the end of this auction.

DONATION PROCESSING & RECEIPTS

The PayPal Giving Fund will process your donation, distribute the tax receipt and pay the donation to FJC upon completion of payment for your item.

SHIPPING

**Your item will ship within 10 business days after the PayPal Giving Fund receives your cleared payment. Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, you will note that I specified an extended handling time for all items. I aim to get you your items before Christmas (domestically; I can’t guarantee for international shipments), but please be patient – as this is a one-person operation!

2016 AUCTION!

The auction taking place now is rather small, but stay tuned for our massive 2016 charity auction (launching on 8.15.16) – because we are expecting to feature around 500 items from over 30 television shows and 10 films!

NON-AUCTION DONATIONS

Not interested in bidding on any items in this auction? Might I suggest that you consider a small donation to Cancer Gets LOST before the end of 2015? If you’re so kindly inclined, there is a PayPal button on the upper top right of our CGL site for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for participating in the auction, and for supporting both our endeavor and the amazing cause!

-Jo