Category: Colorectal Cancer Alliance

2021 CGL Online Charity Auction Update (July)

Hello, patient fans and friends around the world!

While Cancer Gets Lost would love to set the dates for our next big online charity auction in the Fall of 2021, we are very aware of/sensitive to and monitoring pandemic-related surges and lockdowns around the world. Because all of those factors affect shipping. We want international fans to be able to participate, when it’s safe and not prohibitively expensive (winning bidders pay country fees/duties for all packages upon entry to their country).

Here is the truth. We rushed to ship items in March 2020 after our last big auction, right before the world shut down. Some countries shut down shipping during that time, and items got lost in the system (never to be found or delivered). The majority of CGL auction items are super rare or one-of-a-kind; we are not able to replace most of them. Reimbursing winning bidders comes out of our tiny annual operating budget, so that we don’t have to subtract any of the funds being donated to the charity benefiting from the auction.

In addition, last year a few winning bidders weren’t able to leave the house to pick up items because of lockdowns, and some weren’t able to pay the higher customs/duties fees. So we will wait. Your safety and well-being is our priority!

We are fortunate to have flexibility when it comes to CGL auction dates, and appreciate your patience should this one have to shift into 2022. Whenever we are able to launch this auction, please note that 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance in honor of two dear friends currently and bravely battling colon cancer.

Auction Items

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of fans, actors, crews and creative teams from your favorite films and TV shows, CGL is thrilled to have a wide variety of items in this charity auction. Every single item in our charity auctions is either rare or signed, and all are kindly donated!

TV shows featured in this auction will include fan favorites like Breaking Bad, The Dark Crystal, Fear the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Good Place, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, The Leftovers, Lucifer, The Mandalorian, One Day at a Time, Orphan Black, Outlander, Parks & Rec, Schitt’s Creek, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Wynonna Earp and The X-Files. And even items from shows that have yet to debut, like Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop!

Also represented:

Bad Robot: Alcatraz, Alias, Felicity, Fringe, LOST, Person of Interest, Supergirl, Westworld

DC: Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Teen Titans Go

Marvel: Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cloak and Dagger, Daredevil, The Defenders, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Loki, Luke Cage, The Punisher, Runaways, WandaVision

As for films, we have auction items from a few Harry Potter, Star Trek and Star Wars movies, as well as:

DC: Batman v Superman

Marvel: Ant-Man films, Avengers films, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America films, Captain Marvel and Thor Ragnarok

Stay Tuned!

This may wind up being our largest online charity auction yet! Please follow CGL on Twitter for more frequent updates and auction item previews (@CancerGetsLost)!

Thank you so much for your support of our charitable endeavors. We exist because of your collective kindness, and are genuinely grateful for that.

– Jo G. (CGL Co-Founder)

 

Cancer Gets Lost: 2021 Online Charity Auction Plans

Hello, friends. 2020 was quite a year, and we are sending out virtual hugs to all of you! We hope that you’re able to stay safe and warm during this very challenging time.

2020: Through the Looking Glass

Thanks to your generosity last year, we were able to successfully raise an impressive amount of money for two cancer charities and food banks around the world. Thank you again for your very kind support of myriad essential causes, especially during the pandemic!

2020 LOST Online Charity Auction (February)

$22,000 donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [every cent raised]

2020 Online Charity Auction to benefit ALSF (May)

$4,260 donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Emergency COVID-19 Fund for childhood cancer families [every cent raised]

2020 LOST 10 Year Finale Anniversary Fundraiser (May)

$1,365 donated by fans directly to ALSF’s Emergency COVID-19 Fund

$947 donated by fans directly to various food banks all over the world

$815 donated by fans directly to The Actor’s Fund

$582 donated by fans directly to the LA Food Bank

** To those still awaiting a LOST keychain from our May 2020 fundraiser, we appreciate your ongoing patience. It costs us $20-$35 to send just one keychain abroad, that expense is out of pocket AND we aren’t able to ship internationally from home. To be frank, it is also currently not safe where we live to go out and spend any time inside shipping stores due to the pandemic and those not obeying mandatory mask laws. So we are putting a hold on shipping keychains out for now, and are grateful for your understanding. 

2021: The Shape of Things to Come

We’ve been closely monitoring global events and shipping logistics, and are confident that it will be easier/safer to ship out charity auction packages again in a few months. As you know, the world seems to shift daily, so we remain optimistic but also flexible with regard to auction dates, etc.

As of right now, we are aiming to host our first online charity auction of 2021 in early Spring. No dates set yet, but we certainly have enough inventory for a few auctions next year. In particular, we have a large number of items from various Bad Robot TV shows, Game of Thrones, LOST, Marvel & DC films + shows, Star Wars films, The Walking Dead TV franchise, Westworld, Wynonna Earp and more!

100% of the proceeds from the next big Cancer Gets Lost online charity auction will be donated to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, in honor of two friends that are battling colon cancer right now.

We are aware of and sensitive to the fact that so many have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, or no longer have spare funds to support charities or bid in charity auctions. Know that we deeply appreciate simple retweets and post shares for our auctions – we have found that they can be as effective as bids themselves! And we plan to feature many $1-$5 items in our auctions next year; affordable options for those that would like to participate without breaking the bank.

Thank You!

We are grateful for your many years of support, particularly those that have donated items for our auctions. You are the reason we are able to do what we do, and why CGL is proud to be able to make a small difference in this world for cancer survivors and their families.

Thank you for hanging in there with us, for your giant collective heart and your interest in helping the greater good. You are our people!

Take care, kind humans. We’ll see you on the other side!

Jo Garfein (Co-Founder, CGL)