Category: Charity Auction

2018 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction Details!

The 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction to benefit PanCAN opens online to fans around the world on July 1*, featuring 400+ collectibles from over 80 TV shows and 40 films, plus a variety of books, comics and more! And thanks to the kindness of fans and actors, producers and writers – almost all of our auction items are signed.

We host the auction itself on an external auction host site; stay tuned for the live link to preview items soon, and register to start bidding in our auction when it opens on July 1*. 100% of the net proceeds from the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Net proceeds = 100% of every cent raised after we pay our vendors! PanCAN focuses on pancreatic cancer research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. We selected PanCAN to receive our auction net proceeds in honor of my mother-in-law Carolyn, who recently passed away after bravely battling pancreatic cancer for 4 years.

* UPDATE! We decided to open the 2018 CGL online charity auction ONE DAY EARLY! So check back here and on Twitter for the live link to start registering and bidding on Saturday morning starting at 8:15am PDT (California/U.S.).

NEW: Note of thanks to Selina Wilken at Hypable for this interview and 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction preview! For more backstory about CGL and our auction, please click here to read her article.

We recommend that you follow us on Instagram and Twitter for frequent auction updates!

EW signed by Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green

Charity Auction Transparency: Cancer Gets Lost

Full disclosure: we fund Cancer Gets Lost ourselves, with our own money. CGL is a 501c(3)-sponsored organization. Our fiscal sponsor FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds (a 501c(3) public charity that provides management of charitable giving), oversees all of the financials for Cancer Gets Lost – including our PayPal account. FJC has earned a top 4-star rating on Charity Navigator!

Neither myself nor CGL Co-Founder Jared Wong keep or earn any money raised in any of our charity auctions (we have not received/earned even one cent from any Cancer Gets Lost charity auction, nor do we plan to). CGL is a labor of love that we work on in our spare time, outside of our full-time jobs!

Charity Auction Transparency: Buyer’s Premium Fee

As is the standard in most online charity auctions of this magnitude, winning bidders will be required to pay a Buyer’s Premium in addition to the winning bid and shipping fee. While other auction sites set these fees in the range of 15-25%, CGL has arranged for a lower Buyer’s Premium fee. For the 2018 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, the Buyer’s Premium fee will only be 10% per item!

An example: if you bid on and win a poster in the CGL Charity Auction for $100, you will pay $100 + shipping + a 10% buyer’s premium ($10).

And FYI: we do offer combined shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer! Shipping of all auction items will take place from late July to mid-August, once ALL payments have been received, confirmed and processed by FJC.

Felicity Smoak (Arrow) Pop! signed by Emily Bett Rickards

Tax Receipts

If you win an item in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction for a winning bid amount higher than the starting price of the item, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from our fiscal sponsor, FJC.

Terms & Conditions

  • Disclaimer: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS IN THE 2018 CANCER GETS LOST CHARITY AUCTION ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
  • There are NO refunds! 100% of the net proceeds from the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction are being donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a pancreatic cancer charity.
  • Before you start bidding on items, please take the time to read the “Terms” tab, which will be in every auction item listing.
  • Please only place bids in our charity auction if you genuinely intend to pay for items you win and have the means to do so.

2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction Timeline & Instructions 

Wynonna Earp comic signed by 5 cast & author Beau Smith

Here is exactly how the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction will work, from start to finish; a CGL Online Charity Auction 101 for interested fans and future bidders!

June 21, 2018

  • Our online charity auction in NOW OPEN in Preview Mode, giving you plenty of time to peruse and plan! *PLEASE NOTE: each listing will say No Online Bidding For This Item but that is only temporary and because of Preview Mode; the auction WILL open for registration and all listings will be open for bidding starting July 1 at 8:15am PDT!

June 30, 2018

  • ONE DAY EARLY, the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction and registration will open at 8:15am PDT, when our auction goes live; stay tuned here & on Twitter (@CancerGetsLost) for the live link! The CGL auction is NOT hosted on eBay; we have a CGL-specific link to our external auction site that we will post at 8:15am PDT.
  • * A valid credit card will be required for auction registration. Please note: the credit card you use to register 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 our auction host site that will show up as “pending” but then disappear. This is called a verification ping, and it is a standard process.
  • Those registered to bid in the auction may place bids at any time while the auction is open from July 1 – 11, 2018.

July 11, 2018

  • The 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction will begin closing on Wednesday, July 11 at 8:15am PDT: ONE ITEM AT A TIME, in order, as listed. Please note the closing time on each item as you strategize your personal bidding process.
Game of Thrones Khal Drogo photo signed by Jason Momoa

After Auction Closes: Invoice, Payment & Deadlines

  • Within 3 days of auction close, we will email winning bidders an itemized invoice for items won in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction, including the 10% Buyer’s Premium and 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 (the same one linked in the DONATE button and page on this site), for winning bidders to complete payment. Please do NOT go directly to the PayPal site or app to make payment; you MUST use the PayPal link in the invoice or on CGL’s website in order for the winning bid payments to be made to FJC, for them to process.
  • PLEASE make sure that you enter the exact amount from your invoice when you make your PayPal payment! This includes winning bid amount(s), shipping and Buyer’s Premium fee.
  • Make sure to forward your PayPal email receipt to CGL so that we can start the invoicing process. ** Please include your shipping address in the email, as it is not always listed in the PayPal receipt, and we need it for both shipping and tax receipt purposes! ** Email: CGLauctions at gmail dot com
  • You will have 7 DAYS to complete payments for all items won in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction! ALL auction item payments must be completed by July 18. You do not have to have a PayPal account, but we strongly recommend it. PayPal does offer the option to pay via credit card.
The 100 script cover signed by Henry Ian Cusick, Paige Turco & writer Justine Juel Gillmer

After Auction Closes: SHIPPING

  • Because CGL is a 2-person operation and CGL’s fiscal sponsor FJC has to process hundreds of payments to the CGL PayPal account, please note: it will take up to 3 WEEKS before we start shipping out items to winning bidders in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction (to verify and process payments from several hundred different winning bidders)! In order to avoid fraud, which sadly has been an issue for CGL in the past, we take extra time to confirm absolutely every aspect of each winning bidder’s payment information.
  • Shipment of your items will take place from the end of July through mid-August. We appreciate your patience in advance; with over 400 auction items, there is a tremendous amount to process and ship!
  • All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS, and all will include both insurance and tracking. We will choose the best option for you at the most reasonable cost. Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders.
  • All overseas packages weighing less than 3 pounds will be shipped via USPS International First Class, and packages weighing over 3 pounds will be shipped via USPS International Priority Mail.
  • A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany every item from the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • After payments for ALL items won in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction have been received and processed, AND Cancer Gets Lost has completed shipment of all items, we will then donate 100% of the auction net proceeds to PanCAN. We will share the total amount of money to be donated once that amount has been finalized! Net proceeds = 100% of every cent raised after we pay our vendors.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story double vinyl soundtrack signed by composer Michael Giacchino

Questions?

  • For any shipping questions, please email us (CGLauctions at gmail dot com).
  • For all other inquiries, please tweet us @CancerGetsLOSTand we will get back to you in a timely manner. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to respond to inquiries in the middle of the night. We are in the Pacific Daylight Time zone, in California (United States).

Updated list of TV shows & films in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction!

12 Monkeys, The 100, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Alcatraz, American Gods, American Horror Story, Archer, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Black Mirror, Black Sails, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carmilla, Colony, Conan, Daredevil, Dark Matter, Doctor Who, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Fringe, Futurama, Game of Thrones, The Gifted, Gotham, Grey’s Anatomy, The Guild, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hawaii Five-O, Heroes, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Jessica Jones, The Leftovers, Legends of Tomorrow, LOST, Lost Girl, Luke Cage, The Magicians, Medium, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mr. Robot, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, Outlander, The Path, Person of Interest, Reign, Riverdale, Scream Queens, Sense8, Sesame Street, The Shannara Chronicles, The Simpsons, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, South of Nowhere, Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Discovery, Stargate Universe, Stranger Things, Supergirl, Supernatural, Sweet/Vicious, Teen Wolf, This is Us, True Blood, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, Vikings, The Walking Dead, Westworld, Wynonna Earp, The X-Files, Young Justice

10 Cloverfield Lane, 300, Alien, Army of Darkness, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Back to the Future, Black Panther, The Boondock Saints, Captain America: Civil War, The Carmilla Movie, Chef, A Christmas Story, Dead Rising: Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Hellboy, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Justice League, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, The Lord of the Rings, Mulan, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Princess Bride, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Trek: Beyond, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Super 8, Superman Returns, Thor: The Dark World, Thumper, Tomorrowland, Wonder Woman, World War Z, A Wrinkle in Time

Lexa (The 100) mini art print by Lord Mesa, signed by Alycia Debnam-Carey

CONTRIBUTIONS TO CGL

For those of you interested in supporting CGL but not necessarily interested in bidding on items in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction, there is always the option to make a tax-deductible contribution to CGL via FJC, our fiscal sponsor! On the top of the CGL homepage, there is a Donate tab, for your convenience. Financial donations help offset the costs of auction hosting and shipping fees, and we appreciate every cent contributed toward the cause!

If you’re interested in donating an item to a future Cancer Gets Lost charity auction, we are always grateful for and open to donations of pop culture collectibles! Please contact us via email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) any time.

Thank you so much for your interest in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction! We are genuinely honored to be able to donate our net proceeds to PanCAN. Cancer Gets Lost hopes to raise a significant amount in our auction to contribute to their crucial pancreatic cancer cure research and patient services.

We Have to Give Back! Bid Together, Buy Alone! Happy bidding!

– Jo Garfein

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cancer Gets Lost

CGL Charity Auction at Unity Days 2018!

UPDATE: Massive gratitude for The 100 fans at Unity Days 2018, as we raised an incredible $11,330 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network! Thanks to the kindness and generosity of attendees at the event that bid on and won items in our silent charity auction, CGL will be sending a check for 100% of the proceeds to PanCAN next week. We so appreciate your support of our charitable endeavors, particularly for this cancer organization. THANK YOU!

If you are participating in our silent charity auction at Unity Days 2018 on January 19 in Vancouver, these instructions are for you!

All you will need is a PayPal account! I strongly recommend that you sign up for a Paypal account in advance! You will also have the option of paying for items with a credit card via PayPal.

IF you win an item in our auction, please click on the “Donate” button at the top of this page or the yellow Donate button on the right, and then click on the blue Donate button on that page! A new window will open:

Donate to
FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
Purpose: Cancer Gets LOST
$0.00 USD

** In the Other Amount box, it is your responsibility to input the EXACT amount owed for your total auction item win(s). Click “Log In” if you have a PayPal account, or enter your credit card information if you do not.

After you have paid for your items, you’ll receive a PayPal receipt via email.

  1. Pay for your auction items via the Donate button on our site, following instructions above.
  2. Fill out the back of the bid sheet w/your mailing address & contact info, and please sign it!
  3. Show your email receipt to Jo or a CGL Volunteer, then walk away with your auction items!

No shipping or auction fees! We appreciate your patience during the auction closing process, which takes about 1/2 hour; many attendees participate and only a few of us will be running the auction!

[Cancer Gets LOST has non-profit, tax-exempt status thanks to a fiscal sponsorship by FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. You’ll see their name on our PayPal account; they oversee it for us.  Anyone that makes an auction item payment/donation will receive a tax receipt from FJC.]

100% of the proceeds from the CGL auction at Unity Days 2018 will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in honor of my mother-in-law, who recently passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Thank you very much for your kind support of CGL! *

– Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Cancer Gets LOST

Save the Date(s)! Upcoming CGL Charity Auctions

Cancer Gets LOST is honored to be hosting silent charity auctions at two upcoming fan events, as well as a massive global online charity auction in 2018!

October 8, 2017

Taking place in iconic Dharmaville (which is actually an active YMCA camp on Oahu in Hawaii) on October 8, 2017 – CGL is absolutely thrilled to be hosting a silent charity auction at the LOST fan event LOST 2017! Featuring all LOST items (many kindly donated and/or signed by cast and the creative team), the auction is open exclusively on site for event attendees. 100% of all proceeds from this auction will be donated to PanCAN, in honor of my mother-in-law. At LOST 2014, CGL raised just over $11,000 for the American Cancer Society, thanks to the tremendous generosity of attending fans that participated in our auction!

 

January 19, 2018

CGL is very excited to return to Vancouver in January to host our second annual silent charity auction at Unity Days 2018! Produced by Unity Events Canada, Unity Days is a unique and terrific 3-day event dedicated to The CW series The 100. Our auction will feature The 100-related items exclusively for attendees (a large number of which have been donated and/or kindly signed by our friends from The 100). And we will be donating 100% of the proceeds to PanCAN once again. At Unity Days 2017, CGL raised and donated over $4,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network thanks to generous fans that bid on and won various The 100 items in our auction!

 

August 1, 2018

Our next big online charity auction will launch on August 1, 2018! We already have items from over 50 television shows and 15 films, thanks to the incredible generosity of fans and industry friends alike. Due to the sheer size of this auction, we are still working on logistics (online auction host, shipping company, etc.), so please stay tuned here and on our social media for updates! 100% of the net proceeds from this auction will be donated to a specific cancer charity (to be determined in early 2018).

If you’re an LA-based photographer and interested in possibly donating a day or two your time to assist us with auction photography next summer, please let us know!

* For Cancer Gets LOST updates and frequent auction item photo previews, follow us on Instagram and Twitter! We also have a CGL Facebook page, although admittedly we do not utilize it as often. *

Etc.!

In an ongoing campaign, we have partnered with the lovely team at Fangirl Shirts to offer “Be The Fan You Wish To See In The World/#ChooseKindness” tees and mugs! 50% of the proceeds from each item sold will be donated to PanCAN.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Cheers!

– Jo Garfein, CGL Co-Founder & Executive Director

 

Cancer Gets LOST at San Diego Comic-Con!

If you’re planning to attend San Diego Comic-Con this week, or will just be in town for related activities – please join Cancer Gets LOST for a very casual fan meet-up on Saturday, July 22 from 4pm – 5:30pm outside of the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd)! See map below.

We were unable to afford or officially reserve a spot close to the Con for this small gathering, so we decided to set a public meeting place that was within walking distance of the Convention Center. The library is a block away from Petco Park, and we plan to meet outside in the library courtyard. Given that we have no way of anticipating library traffic and Con overflow crowds at neighboring events during that time, we may have shift (as a group) to a space in front of the library if need be!

Whether you just want to meet fellow fans from a wide variety of fandoms or you’d like to donate an item you acquired from SDCC to CGL for a future charity auction (NO pressure whatsoever!), we hope you can stop by. We will have CGL wristbands for everyone and random giveaways of items from your favorite shows (i.e. The 100, LOST, Orphan Black, Wynonna Earp & more; some signed)!

ITEM DONATIONS FOR CGL CHARITY AUCTIONS

Every year at SDCC, Warner Brothers has a lottery process for a limited number of fans to attend autograph sessions with their WB TV and film casts at their giant booth on the convention center exhibition floor. If you happen to receive a wristband for a WB signing and do NOT wish to keep the poster you are given to get signed, CGL would love any of these signed posters for future charity auctions! Just tweet us (@CancerGetsLOST) during the Con and we can try to arrange to meet you if you’re not able to join us at our meet-up on Saturday.

CGL’s Top TV show wish list for signed items from SDCC

The Defenders (Marvel/Netflix), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Game of Thrones (Warner Brothers/HBO), Outlander (STARZ) , Westworld (Warner Brothers/HBO)

Official SDCC 2017 autograph procedures/policies and schedule can be found here on their website.

If you are lucky enough to secure a wristband to the very limited Fear the Walking Dead signing that AMC hosts at SDCC on Saturday – and are not planning to keep the FTWD poster that the cast signs, CGL is definitely interested! [We are fortunate to already have many charity auction items kindly signed by The Walking Dead cast, thanks to the generosity of our friends at Walker Stalker Con.]

Honestly, if anyone at SDCC finds themselves with extra items from any popular shows or films – we would be honored if you considered donating them to Cancer Gets LOST! As always, we have no expectations and there is zero pressure to do so. If you would ever prefer to make a financial contribution to CGL in any amount, please visit our official Donation page for details.

UPCOMING CGL CHARITY AUCTIONS

We will be hosting a huge online global CGL charity auction in the summer or fall of 2018 featuring rare and signed pop culture memorabilia, and will be donating 100% of the net proceeds to a designated cancer charity (TBD). We already have auction items from over 50 TV shows in that auction, and are always open to more of a variety! In October of this year, we will be on site in Hawaii to host a silent charity auction of LOST items at LOST 2017 (a fan event on Oahu), donating 100% of the proceeds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. And as we did in early 2017, we are hosting another onsite silent charity auction of The 100 items at Unity Days 2018 in Vancouver – also donating 100% of the proceeds to PanCAN!

LOST Panel at SDCC

If you’re a LOST fan, join us at Jay and Jack’s annual SDCC LOST panel in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Library at 3pm, right before our CGL meet-up! We will be discussing the legacy of our favorite show, reminiscing about the early days of podcasting and theorizing, and sharing details about upcoming Cancer Gets LOST charity auctions!

We look forward to seeing you at SDCC, and will be there from Wednesday – Sunday. Look for us and a few of our friends in Cancer Gets LOST shirts throughout the Con.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our charitable endeavors!

Jo Garfein (Executive Director & Co-Founder)

CGL 2017-2018 Charity Auction Update & Schedule!

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.

Unity Days

Our friend Sachin Sahel (Jackson) stopped by the Unity Days auction!

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!

LOST 2017

LOST 2014 silent 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.

2018

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!

– Jo

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)

 

Post-Auction Instructions & Notes of Gratitude!

Thank you so very much for your spectacular participation in our charity auction! As you know, the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction came to a close on Saturday. It was a rousing success, thanks to the tremendous generosity of fans bidding from across the globe!

Below you will find a list of the steps to follow if you’ve won items in our auction, as well as special acknowledgements of those who went above and beyond to bring the CGL auction to life.

BUYER RESPONSIBILITY

  • Within the next two days, Blacksparrow will be emailing all 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.
  • PLEASE make sure that you enter the exact amount from your invoice when you make your Paypal payment! You do not have to have a Paypal account, but we strongly recommend it. Paypal does offer the option to pay via credit card.

TAXES

  • Residents of California must pay applicable sales tax (9%) on final bid prices of items.
  • If you won an item in the CGL auction valued at over $75, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from CGL/FJC. If you won an item valued under $75, you may request a tax receipt from FJC (please email CGL: cancergetslost at gmail dot com), or your Paypal receipt can serve as U.S. tax substantiation.

* LOCAL PICK-UP OF AUCTION ITEMS *

If you live in the Los Angeles area or are visiting soon and would like to pick up your auction items in person, PLEASE NOTE: you must pay applicable CA sales tax (9%) on final bid prices of items, even if you live out of state! * Please contact Blacksparrow Inc. ASAP if you’d like to schedule local pickup (info at blacksparrowinc dot com) and to clarify further.

SHIPPING OF AUCTION ITEMS

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!

  • 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).
  • * For Canadian auction item winners, if you are concerned about the current postal strike – Blacksparrow would be happy to hold your items until the issues are resolved. Just let them know!
  • All oversize items, e.g., large wall panel-size posters on foam core, will require 3rd party shipping (Box Brothers, Freighters & Craters, etc.).

Every item from the CGL Charity Auction will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

Once all auction payments have been made, items have been shipped and details have been finalized with our fiscal sponsor FJC, Cancer Gets LOST will be donating 100% of the net proceeds from this charity auction to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer! We will let you know the total amount donated once all of the details above have been finalized.

THANK YOU!

A note of sincere gratitude goes out to CGL’s fiscal sponsor FJC – and to Program Manager Nikki Carpenter, who works hard to ensure that all of the details behinds the scenes run smoothly for us!

We were able to successfully and seamlessly build this auction because of our auction host and friends at Blacksparrow, Inc. Huge thanks to Fong and Erica for working with us for the last two years to bring this charity auction to life, for their beautiful photography and catalog, meticulous auction details and shipping management!

Our long LOST friends Showrunner/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers) and Supervising Producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100, Xena) each donated and signed an absolute treasure trove of items to CGL for this charity auction, and we are forever grateful for their amazing contributions! Former LOST Showrunner/Executive Producer Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Colony, The Strain) and Jorge Garcia (Hawaii Five-O) also kindly signed stacks of items for our auction. And LOST Executive Producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis (Once Upon a Time) continue to spoil CGL with their kind item donations and autographs!

Once again we are stunned by the sheer number of items that Bad Robot generously donated to CGL for this charity auction from several of their shows – thank you very much, Noreen O’Toole!

The cast, crew and creative team from The 100 went above and beyond for Cancer Gets LOST this year, and we so appreciate their many item and autograph contributions to this auction. In particular, we must thank The 100 Writers Room, Props Department and both Eliza Taylor & Lindsey Morgan for their ongoing generosity and friendship!

Paul McQue is a legend in both the LOST and Star Wars communities, and with good reason! He is a lovely, kind and generous human being and terrific friend to CGL; Paul traveled the globe to acquire and get rare items signed for our auction, and we are honored that he donates his contributions to our cause.

CGL’s co-founder Jared “Jay” Wong works for Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in his spare time, and ensures that items from shows and films represented at those events are signed for our auctions! We would like to especially thank Jay, The Walking Dead cast for always signing many items for us, and the folks that run WSC & HVFF for partnering with CGL for the greater good.

To Bobby Moynihan, John BernsteinSesame Street and Warner Brothers Television, we extend our gratitude for your fantastic auction item donations and support!

FANS!

To every single person from all fandoms that donated an item or autograph to our charity auction, know that we are so grateful for your contributions and appreciate them more than you know! Your generosity fuels our desire to continue channeling fans toward the greater good, and we are only able to do so because of your ongoing support.

FYI: there is a Thank You tab on this site where we tried to list out every single person that donated items, their time or autographs for our charity auction!

2017 & BEYOND

Once we have finalized and closed the 2016 CGL Charity Auction, we will start to focus on two events in 2017: the CGL Charity Concert at the Unity Days Con (January in Vancouver), and the onsite CGL silent auction we are hosting at LOST 2017 next October in Hawaii!

CONTRIBUTING TO CGL

Year-round, we are open to item donations, from custom art and handcrafted items to screen-used props, signed scripts & photos, trading cards, limited edition prints & posters, sealed collectibles and more! If you are interested in possibly contributing something for our next major online charity auction (slated for 2018; date TBD), please email us any time: cancergetslost at gmail dot com!

If you would like to support Cancer Gets LOST by making a financial donation to help us cover operating costs, we have a Paypal button at the top right of this and every page on our site.

If you make a contribution in any amount, we will send you a CGL wristband!

Thank you again for your outstanding support, retweets/social media posts & shares, generous item donations and incredible bids in our charity auction!

If you’re going to either the September 22 or September 23 “We Have to Go Back” LOST Concerts with Michael Giacchino in Los Angeles, we are attending both nights and will see you there in a few weeks!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

 

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

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