Category: Alex’s Lemonade Stand

CGL in 2015: An Update!

Hello you all everybody! This is a long overdue update about what Cancer Gets LOST has been up to and what we have planned for the next two years.

Recent CGL auction item acquisitions and autographs include the shows LOST, Once Upon a Time & The Walking Dead

FUNDRAISING

In 2014, CGL raised almost $80,000 for the American Cancer Society through auctions and live events – thanks to your incredible generosity and support!

In April of this year, you helped us raise over $2,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the U.S. and The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK!

Later this year, we aim to host a smaller online fundraiser, in memory of our dear friend Bonnie Craft. 20-40 items will be up for bids via CGL on eBay; 100% of net proceeds to benefit a cancer charity (TBD).

REDESIGN

Thanks to Jared, CGL’s C0-Founder and Autograph Acquisitions Manager, Cancer Gets LOST has a new look! We are in the process of moving hosts/servers and updating this site, and will incorporate the new banner – as well as potentially create CGL t-shirts and other merchandise.

WALKER STALKER CONS!

Jared continues to work for Walker Stalker Con and travels with them to every city on their tour, which is fantastic – because the kind folks at WSC allow him to get items signed by the actors at the cons for our next charity auction! In addition to almost all cast members from The Walking Dead, Jared has secured autographs on auction items from actors on Breaking Bad and LOST (including our friends Nestor Carbonell, Mira Furlan & Harold Perrineau, and Henry Ian Cusick and Elizabeth Mitchell)!

DONATIONS

We are thrilled to announce that anyone interested in making a financial donation directly to Cancer Gets LOST is now able to do so via Paypal! Please click on the Donations tab above for more information.

2016 CGL CHARITY AUCTION

Our next large online auction will begin on August 15, 2016 (yes, LOST numbers: 8.15.16), hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, and will feature several hundred rare and/or signed items from various television shows and films! 100% of net proceeds from this auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a terrific organization that funds research to find better treatments and cures for children with cancer.

Thanks to amazingly generous actors, writers and producers that I’ve been meeting with (as well as lovely friends acquiring items on our behalf), we now have rare and/or autographed memorabilia for our next auction from over 25 shows (new additions include The 100, Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, The X-Files) and films like Star Wars! For a complete list of shows and films represented in our next auction thus far, click on the 2016 Auction tab above!

Jo with Damon at the 2015 ATX Television Festival

Although neither are seeking credit for donating anything, we are delighted to share that both Damon Lindelof and Bad Robot have made incredibly significant item contributions to our 2016 charity auction! In addition to many rare and signed LOST items, we now have props and limited edition memorabilia from Alcatraz, Fringe and Person of Interest!

SDCC 2015

We will both be attending San Diego Comic-Con once again this year, doing what we love – connecting and collecting! There is a slight possibility that we will be hosting a casual CGL meet-up (with a charitable angle of course) on Saturday along with our friends at The 100 Charity Project, so stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. If you see us around, please come introduce yourselves and say hello!

In addition, we are strongly considering and looking into having a Cancer Gets LOST booth at SDCC in 2016! Charity auction items would be on display, and we would feature a Donation Drop Off area for attendees who are interested in donating any rare/signed items or memorabilia of interest that they acquired at the con for our next charity auction! We will keep you posted, should this become a reality.

Thank you for your interest in and support of CGL!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Numbers: The 4.8.15 CGL Fundraiser! (*UPDATED!)

 

Our goal with Cancer Gets LOST is always to channel incredibly generous fans toward the greater good. With that in mind, we are supporting two amazing cancer charities this month via a small online CGL fundraiser beginning today (4/8/15, the best LOST date yet) and have fun incentives to encourage your contributions!

This will be EASY, and we are thrilled to be able to send you something rather cool when you make a donation.

If you live in the U.S. or Canada and you make a $15.16 donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand OR if you live in the UK and make a £10.80 donation to The Brain Tumour Charity by 4.23.15 – we will send you a limited edition numbered LOST badge set!

Created and kindly donated by RetroCo.com (which just happens to be run by LOST fans) exclusively for CGL, this edition is limited to 108 box sets. Each set contains 8 different LOST pins, every set contains different pins and no two sets are alike!

The charities selected to benefit from your generosity on this occasion both do amazing work; we chose Alex’s Lemonade Stand – a terrific organization working to eradicate childhood cancer, and Chris from RetroCo chose The Brain Tumour Charity because they raise vital funds for the scientific and clinical research of brain tumors.

At this time we have 60 of these badge sets available to those who make online donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the U.S./Canada and 15 badge sets available to those who make donations to The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK.

We anticipate that these are going to be quite popular, so we must limit them to ONE SET PER PERSON/DONATION. First come, first claimed! And no, none of of THE numbers are available. 🙂

If you live outside the U.S./Canada/UK, you can still donate to either cancer charity organization, but you will need to be able to provide an address within these countries for us to ship to.

This giveaway will be open from 4.8.15 through 4.23.15. Please allow several weeks for shipping and delivery. We will cover ALL postage costs! Every penny YOU donate will obviously go directly to the charities.

* * UPDATE: As of 6pm PST on 4/9/15, all 60 of the badge sets have been claimed for donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!! Thank you all everybody SO much for your amazing generosity! Please keep in mind that we are receiving donations to Alex’s from folks not using our link, but their contributions count too! If we receive their receipts, they are considered in the same order received as all others.

If you made a donation anyway – we do appreciate it!! We simply do not have any more sets to give away for contributions! HOWEVER, if you make a donation to either charity by 4/23/15, you are still eligible to win one of the bonus incentive items below!

But we wanted to sweeten the pot: if you make a donation larger than what we are suggesting, in a LOST related amount ($23.42/$42.23, etc. or £16.23 or more), you will be automatically entered to win ONE of the following bonus incentive items:

  • Autographed Harold Perrineau (Michael) LOST trading card
  • Autographed Sterling Beaumon (young Ben Linus) LOST trading card
  • Autographed Mira Furlan (Rousseau) photo 
  • Bad Robot mystery playing cards [2 decks available; First edition & Black edition]
  • LOST numbers wristbands (Jac Vanek) [2 available!]
  • Custom framed LOST character print (artist: Michael B. Myers Jr.)

Thanks to MJ Carpenter for donating the framed print to the cause!

To be eligible to receive a limited edition LOST badge set, simply forward your email receipts from Alex’s Lemonade Stand or The Brain Tumour Charity to us (cancergetslost at gmail dot com). We will respond to let you know we’ve received it, and let you know if badge sets are still available by that time.

* Please be patient, as we are overwhelmed by the sheer number of amazing responses thus far! We will email you back to let you know we’ve received your receipt! 

To sum up:

  • $15.16 donation or more to Alex’s Lemonade Stand (U.S./Canada)
  • £10.80 donation or more to The Brain Tumour Charity (UK)
  • 60 badge sets available in the U.S./Canada
  • 15 badge sets available in the UK
  • Limit 1 set per person/donation
  • Email receipt to: cancergetslost at gmail dot com (by 4.23.15), and please include your preferred shipping address

A huge note of gratitude to Chris L. for donating these custom badge sets; without him, this fundraiser would not be possible!

Thank you so much for your consideration and support of these two wonderful cancer charity organizations.

Namaste,

Jo 

@CancerGetsLOST

Help Us Help Alex (Not Rousseau)!

As you know, earlier this year we raised over $60,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society through an online auction, live webcast and fundraising party – all of which was a direct result of your overwhelming and very appreciated generosity!

For those who are interested in making another (or first time) charitable, tax-deductible contribution before the end of 2012, we would like to offer you an incentive! Among the many causes that Cancer Gets LOST supports, we are a huge fan of Alex’s Lemonade Stand – an organization dedicated to childhood cancer research. If you make a donation to their foundation in any amount by December 31, 2012 and email us your receipt, you will be automatically entered to receive one of the following items in return:

  • 1 limited edition “Jacob Loves You” 14×20 mini-poster, created by Cancer Gets LOST co-founder Jared W! [50 available] – OR –

  • 1 LOST S6 DVD set, donated & signed by Damon Lindelof [10 available]

PLUS: everyone who makes a donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand in any amount will receive one of our limited edition CGL wristbands!

To recap:

1) Make a donation directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand via this link by December 31, 2012

2) Email your receipt to jo [at] jopinionated [dot] com

3) PLEASE note in your email which item you’d like the most, in order (i.e. 1 – DVD, 2 – poster). We will try to accommodate your preferences but supplies are very limited and names will be drawn randomly!

4) Include your shipping address. Apologies, but this giveaway is open ONLY within the U.S.; our personal shipping funds are depleted from the auction, and we can only afford to ship within the U.S. IF you live outside of the U.S., make a donation and are willing to pay for shipping via Paypal, we can make an exception.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Namaste,

Jo