It is with great pleasure that we are able to finally announce the venue for the official Cancer Gets LOST Party, to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society!
We will be hosting the event at Monk Space (4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004) on the evening of August 25th, 2012 from 7pm to 11pm. Join us for LOST trivia, giveaways, and more! Items from the charity auction (taking place that week) will be on display and special guests will be invited, but we cannot guarantee appearances ahead of time. However, they will be announced as they are confirmed!
Admission at the door will be a donation of any amount $5 or more to the National Brain Tumor Society, which can be made either in cash at the door or online via limited laptop Stations at the party. We will have separate wristbands for guests over and under 21 – so please remember to bring your ID! No advance tickets are necessary, but we do ask that you please RSVP via our Facebook event page. If you are not on Facebook, simply RSVP by emailing party[at]cancergetslost[dot]org!
You don’t have to be a LOST fan to attend – it will be a gathering of fellow pop culture nerds, all for a great cause!
Of course, as further details are finalized, we will be sure to keep everyone updated. Until then, namaste, and we look forward to meeting everyone on 8/25!
Fight on. That is the motto my dear friend Jackie uses to end every medical update that she sends out to family and friends. It represents not only her beloved alma mater USC, but also her fight against an evil brain tumor named Turk.
For me, Jackie is the impetus and inspiration for Cancer Gets LOST, and the reason why I teamed up with Jared to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society. We will be hosting an online auction later this year (possibly coinciding with a live event in Los Angeles), with rare and autographed memorabilia from LOST and other shows – and 100% of the profits will benefit both charities.
While Jared and I are still in the planning stages of this event, I will be participating in the annual NBTS Walk in San Francisco this May, on Jackie’s “Team Toast” (as in: Turk is Toast). Her tumor is now Stage 4, and now – more than ever before – it is tremendously important to raise awareness about the National Brain Tumor Society, to seek out funding for their further research.
To encourage donations, I am giving away several items from our favorite shows. If you make a contribution of $10 or more to either Jackie’s NBTS Walk page or my NBTS Walk page and email me the receipt, you will be automatically entered to win one of the following items. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win (i.e $10 = 1 entry, $50 = 5 entries). This giveaway will be open until April 30.
LOST Thought: Thinking Leaders Discuss LOST (brand new book compilation – I contributed 2 chapters; 2 copies are up for grabs)
LOST Bobbleheads: Claire, Desmond, Hurley, Jack and Sawyer
Bif Bang Pow! LOST action figure: Hurley (AUTOGRAPHED by Jorge Garcia)
Weezer “Hurley” CD (AUTOGRAPHED by Jorge Garcia)
ALCATRAZ mug, exclusive from the premiere on Alcatraz in January
ALCATRAZ poster (AUTOGRAPHED by Jorge Garcia, Sarah Jones, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra and Robert Forster)
We are very appreciative for your interest and contributions, and will keep you posted with details about the auction and event.
Many people tend to support charitable organizations at the end of each year by writing a check. In that spirit, we would like to encourage you to consider making a last-minute 2011 donation to either the National Brain Tumor Society or the American Cancer Society.
As an incentive to contribute – anyone who makes a donation in any amount to either charity above by 12/31/11 will automatically be entered to win one of the following LOST-related items. If you’d like to be in the running for this giveaway, simply email us your receipt to: jared [at] cancergetslost [dot] org (and yes, we will ship to any location around the globe)!
Happy Holidays, and thank you in advance for any contributions!