Category: Donations

Donating to Cancer Gets LOST!

Dharma Pinot Noir, Cabernet & Chardonnay

*THIS IS ON HOLD, for now. We apologize, but we have to temporarily suspend our keychain offer until we can figure out a better solution for shipping. Originally, we offered free shipping worldwide; however, the cost of packaging and shipping keychains around the globe was far more expensive than we estimated.

In the interest of total transparency, it would have cost CGL 1/3 of the money donated thus far just to package and ship one round of keychains to the many kind contributors all over the world. So I paid for all of it out of pocket; I’d much rather CGL save that money for our 2018 charitable endeavors. FYI: legally, CGL is not able to ask you to pay for the shipping of keychains, as they are free promotional giveaways. Thus, a legal and improved upon process is in the works, likely to re-launch in early 2018. – Jo

**For those that have made donations to CGL thus far, THANK YOU! All keychains have shipped to those that participated in this first round of the giveaway. If anyone is still interested in making donations in any amount to Cancer Gets LOST, of course you’re welcome to! Alas, we are not going to be sending out any more keychains until further notice. Please stay tuned!

Hello friends! While it is not our style to ask for donations to Cancer Gets LOST directly, we thought we’d let you know about a very cool item that we’re giving away to those that do contribute $10 or more to CGL.

Huge thanks to Martin Evans for creating and donating 8 different styles of custom LOST keychains, which we are thrilled to now be able to give away to kind friends of CGL that contribute to our ongoing charitable endeavors!

DONATIONS

If at any time you would like to make a donation to CGL, you will find the DONATE button at the top of our home page. Then when you click on the Donate button on that page and the Paypal page opens, you will see the name of our fiscal sponsor, FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds (they run our Paypal account). If you have a Paypal account, you will see the log-in on that page. If you do not have a Paypal account, you can still make a donation to CGL using your credit card via Paypal!

  • Minimum $10 donation = 1 keychain. $20 donation = 2 keychains, etc. You’re welcome to donate more for each, of course. 🙂
  • No limit to number of keychains/styles per person.
  • These keychains are NOT for sale; they are to be used in this giveaway only.
Fish Biscuit and Apollo Bar

*HOW DO I PICK MY KEYCHAINS? (YOU MIGHT BE ASKING)*

Please forward your email receipt to us (cancergetslost at gmail dot com), and note your shipping address plus keychain preferences (number of keychains, and styles). It will be first come, first served in terms of keychains available. Our giveaway will remain open until supplies run out, and we will let you know when that is about to happen. As always, we encourage that you follow CGL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates and auction item previews!

KEYCHAINS AVAILABLE

Every custom LOST keychain is packaged in plastic, with a Dharma ribbon atop each and a CGL sticker on the back.

  • Apollo Bar
  • Dharma Beer (small pen lives in bottom of beer can; twist to remove & use!)
  • Dharma Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Dharma Potato Crisps
  • Dharma Wine (3 choices: Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)
  • Fish Biscuit
  • MacCutcheon Whisky
  • Moriah Vineyards Wine
Moriah Vineyards wine, MacCutcheon Whisky

SHIPPING

All keychain shipments will begin on December 1, via regular mail. However, we are not able to guarantee delivery of keychains before December 25, 2017! CGL is paying for the packaging and shipment of all keychains, so we do appreciate your patience in advance. And yes, we will ship internationally!

THANK YOU!

We are grateful for any contribution you make to Cancer Gets LOST, as it helps to cover our operating expenses and allows us to continue hosting the best possible charity auctions that we can!

As always, if you’re interested in donating a potential auction item to CGL, please let us know via email, Twitter or FB! We are open to memorabilia from popular movies and television shows, and the item donation cut-off for our next online auction will be March 1, 2018. The official launch date for our huge 2018 online charity auction, featuring 500 items from 50+ shows and 15+ films is August 1, 2018!

With genuine appreciation for your support of CGL,

Jo Garfein (Co-Founder, Executive Director)

Dharma beer, potato crisps & chocolate bar

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)

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

 

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

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

The (Holiday) Package: CGL’s Final 2014 Fundraiser!

The American Cancer Society recognized CGL as a community partner!

Hello LOST friends, and happy holidays!

As of today, we have raised a grand total of $78,586.57 for the American Cancer Society this year via 2 very successful charity auctions, online donations from kind fans/friends and percentages of proceeds from both LOST: The Musical and LOST 2014! Thank you all SO much for your heartwarming generosity – we are forever appreciative for your support.

We were thrilled and honored that the ACS kindly acknowledged Cancer Gets LOST at their Bay Area gala a few weeks ago; CGL is recognized as a community partner because of the amount we have raised for the ACS in 2014!

GIVING TUESDAY

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, and as 2014 comes to an end – we are offering up a few fun incentives to make last-minute donations to the ACS. Why not make a tax-deductible contribution AND treat yourself or another LOST fan in your life with a small piece of memorabilia? We are hoping to up our grand total of ACS donations to an even $80,000 if possible (or, in honor of LOST: $81,500)!

DONATION INCENTIVES

1) If you make a donation to the ACS in the amount of $10 or more, we will ship you a custom Squirrel Baby on Board window sign (commissioned by our good friend, the late Bonnie Craft).

2) If you make a donation to the ACS in the amount of $25 or more, we will ship you a Squirrel Baby on Board window sign, CGL poster and CGL wristband.

Author and LOST star Evangeline Lilly recently signed a copy of her book The Squickerwonkers specifically for CGL!

3) If you make a donation to the ACS in the amount of $50 or more, will will ship you a Squirrel Baby on Board window sign, CGL poster, CGL wristband – AND you will be automatically entered to win an autographed copy of Evangeline Lilly’s book The Squickerwonkers or a LOST Season 6 DVD signed by Damon Lindelof! We have one of each to give away.

Season 6 DVD, signed & donated by Damon Lindelof for CGL!

Yes, we will ship anywhere around the globe. If you’d like participate in our fundraiser by making a contribution to the ACS, simply visit their website and then email us your receipt (cancergetslost @ gmail dot com) by December 15!

* In addition, everyone who makes a donation in any amount will be entered to win a randomly selected LOST bobble head or action figure (while supplies last)!

Namaste – and thank you in advance for your consideration.

J0 & Jared

316: The LOST 10 Year Reunion PaleyFest Panel & Walker Stalker Con!

Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Ian Somerhalder & Maggie Grace at the LOST 10 Year Anniversary Reunion panel at PaleyFest (photo courtesy of @PatMc4Fun)

In March, we were fortunate to be able to attend both Walker Stalker Con in Chicago and the LOST 10 Year Anniversary Reunion panel at PaleyFest in LA! Below is a rundown of our fantastic experiences at both.

WALKER STALKER CON

Jared joins Nestor Carbonell on stage at his Walker Stalker Con panel (photo courtesy of @erikaolson)

Jared had the great pleasure of meeting and spending time with Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert) at Walker Stalker Con in Chicago, and Nestor went above and beyond in support of CGL. He signed a variety of LOST and Bates Motel items, invited Jared on stage to join his panel to talk about CGL and even created a video promo for us (which we will reveal soon)! Special thanks to The Walker Stalkers themselves, James Frazier and Eric Nordhoff, for this opportunity – they’ve been so very kind to CGL!

CGL CHARITY AUCTION ACQUISITIONS

While Jared was in Chicago, Jo met up with a few very good friends of CGL in LA about our big charity auction in September. Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, show runners for Once Upon a Time, kindly signed items and also donated additional memorabilia! In addition, our friends at Bad Robot generously provided a few boxes of rare LOST prints and screen used props! Once again, the generosity from both parties was tremendous and we are always incredibly grateful for the contributions they make to our charity auctions.

Jo with Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz at the Once Upon a Time offices

Leading up to our big auction in September, we will be releasing preview teases of items that will be featured – and stay tuned for an official announcement about our new auction host partner! This year, we have designated 100% of the proceeds from our auction to benefit the American Cancer Society.

LOST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY REUNION PANEL

Moderator Paul Scheer, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Ian Somerhalder, Maggie Grace, Ian Henry Cusick and Malcolm David Kelley – the LOST 10 Year Anniversary Reunion panel  (photo: @PatMc4Fun)

Jared quickly returned to LA to join Jo for the LOST 10 Year Anniversary Reunion panel at PaleyFest! Due to a variety of fortuitous circumstances, we were able to join the cast in the green room backstage before and after the panel. They allowed us to set up a table of auction items and the cast all stopped by to sign and chat with us. We were thrilled to have that opportunity, and once again this experience confirmed that all involved with LOST continue to be the most generous and supportive cast and creative in the business. The show debuted ten years ago and ended four years ago, and yet – they all still recognize and appreciate the amazing community and camaraderie they were responsible for creating.

CGL GUESTS OF HONOR

Jo and Sandy

We were very honored to have been able to provide two very special guests with tickets to the panel; two cancer survivors and huge LOST fans that made the journey specifically for the event. Robert traveled all the way from Europe, and Sandy drove up from San Diego! It was such a pleasure meeting both of them, and we will continue to send them positive vibes for good health.

MESSAGES FROM THE ISLAND

Jo, Damon, Jared & David backstage after the LOST PaleyFest panel

As a side project a while back, Jared had the idea to gather notes of encouragement and support for Damon Lindelof after his abrupt departure from Twitter. He created Messages From the Island, put all of the notes into a nice Dharma wine bottle and was able to deliver it in person after the PaleyFest panel. The look of joy on Damon’s face was genuine and heartwarming, and it was one of the more memorable moments we’ve experienced in the many years of LOST adventures together!

We have many exciting announcements on the horizon, so please stay tuned!

– Jared & Jo