Category: Live Event

We Have To Go Back! The LOST Concert Ticket Giveaway

As many of you know, LOST composer Michael Giacchino recently announced two “We Have to Go Back” LOST concerts in Los Angeles. Cancer Gets LOST purchased 2 tickets to the sold-out Friday night concert, and we would love to give the tickets to a LOST fan that is currently battling cancer or is a cancer survivor (and their guest of choice).

The concert will take place at the Ford Theatre in LA on Friday, September 23, 2016. In order to be eligible for the ticket giveaway, you would need to guarantee that you will be able to attend the concert on that date, and provide all transportation and accommodation yourself. *CGL is only providing 2 concert tickets and a stacked parking pass for one vehicle.

If you are a LOST fan and fit the description above, and are interested in entering to win the 2 LOST concert tickets, all we ask is that you please email me your name and contact information by May 31, 2016 (CancerGetsLOST at gmail dot com)! Of course we respect your privacy, and have no intention of posting or sharing any information contained in your emails. I will put all of the eligible names into a hat on 6/1/16, randomly select a name to win the tickets, and then contact the winner (and announce on Twitter).

It is an honor for us to be able to share this experience with fellow LOST fans; to attend this amazing event with those that inspire us every day to continue channeling the generosity of passionate fans and raise money for cancer research and cures.

We look forward to seeing you there, because we ALWAYS have to go back!

– Jo

There’s No Place Like Home: The Paley Center for Media!

Shannon and Boone costumes from LOST, on exhibit at The Paley Center for Media

As we previously announced, there is a new LOST exhibit at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. It features screen-used LOST props and costumes that will be up for bid in our next charity auction in September – hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions! 100% of the proceeds from all auction items sold on behalf of Cancer Gets LOST will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society, and a portion of all proceeds from consigned items acquired by Blacksparrow Auctions will also be donated to the ACS!

The Paley Center is generously hosting an official reception on Thursday, April 24 called Get LOST at The Paley – we will both be there, along with the press and a few special guests! The event is open to the public, but you must RSVP to the email address on the invite below.

The exhibit will be on display for the next several months, so we hope that many of you have the chance to visit and let us know about your experience! We are so grateful for this opportunity, and would like to thank both Blacksparrow Auctions and The Paley Center for Media for allowing us to be a part of this amazing exhibit. Their support, in addition to the incredible ongoing support of the LOST community, continues to be equally humbling and motivating. Our #1 goal and priority is to raise awareness and money for cancer charities, and because of YOU we are able to do so!

In addition, we have made a few familiar LOST friends during our ongoing charity auction outreach, and recently Nestor Carbonell kindly recorded this video to help us promote the cause!

Namaste, Nestor! And we hope to see many of you next week!
– Jared and Jo 

The Shape of Things to Come: CGL in 2014!

Hello, LOST friends – and happy 8.23! We’ve missed you and have been feeling unusually nostalgic lately, for two specific reasons.

First, because tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of our first Cancer Gets LOST live events (webcast and fundraising fan party)! One year ago this week, so many of you generously bid on items in our charity auction, watched the live webcast or attended the fundraising event in Los Angeles. That was an experience that we continue to look back upon quite fondly, and we are still in awe of your incredible contributions and support.

Second, because next year marks 10 years since LOST entered/changed our lives – and we are thrilled to announce that CGL will be hosting and/or sponsoring a live event (to be determined) at LOST 2014 on Oahu! As many of you know, LOST 2014 is the official fan gathering in Hawaii to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of LOST’s debut (9/22/14). To answer the most obvious and frequently asked next question – not yet (cast/crew will be invited but due to their filming schedules/locations and unknown career moves in 2014, we aren’t able to confirm anyone until later next year)! [Side note: I am actually working with the LOST 2014 organizers as their talent liaison, so rest assured that WHEN we are able to announce special guests – you will be among the first to know on all of our various social networks!]

Right now, CGL is in the planning stages for our involvement and partnership with LOST 2014, but here are few details about our plans for next year that we can share:

  1. We are very aware that those of you who plan to attend LOST 2014 will be spending a great deal of money to do so; therefore rest assured that whatever CGL winds up hosting/sponsoring – it will be an affordable option, and every cent will be donated to charity!
  2. There will be a CGL online auction featuring rare and signed memorabilia from a wide variety of television shows and films, which will run concurrently with the events in Hawaii (starting 1 week before and ending 1 week after)! We wanted to offer something for those of you who aren’t attending to participate! Of course the auction will be open to everyone around the world, regardless of whether or not you’re going to be in Hawaii. * Please note: winning bidders will be responsible for all auction item shipping costs and insurance.
  3. 100% of the proceeds from the CGL LOST 2014 event and CGL 2014 auction will go directly to the American Cancer Society, our charity of choice for next year!

Stay tuned for more details – and thank you for your continued interest and support!

Please ‘like’ the official LOST 2014 Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for updates. The Team Behind the Curtain is working very diligently in the hopes of offering fans good travel deals, island tour options and (fingers crossed) a Pilot screening! By the way – if you’re interested, they just started a LOST re-watch and are also seeking a logo designer; all of the details are on their site and FB page!

Just a reminder – you can also follow CGL on FB & Twitter. 🙂

Namaste!

– Jo

Further Instructions

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!

– Jared & Jo

Inspired to help The Greater Good

The Whole Truth is that every single One of Us has been affected by cancer. Friends, family, co-workers. You might be One of Them.

Even in this struggling economy, we strongly believe that it is essential to continue illuminating and assisting the causes that support those who are battling cancer. The Cost of Living is high these days, particularly for those with mounting medical bills. So we decided to amass our personal collections of LOST memorabilia, as well as seek out additional items to auction off – to raise money for a cancer charity very close to our Hearts and Minds: the National Brain Tumor Society. The main objective of Cancer Gets LOST is to produce a live event in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012 that coincides with the auction, with 100% of the profits benefiting the NBTS.

We are currently in the Recon phase, reaching out to networks and industry contacts for donated items and assessing logistical possibilities. But we are certainly also open to donations from fellow fans who are willing to part with Special items from their own collections! The memorabilia does not necessarily have to be from LOST; we are also interested in items from other shows and films created by or starring former LOST cast and crew. Please email jared [at] cancergetslost [dot] org if you have any questions or would like to contribute at this stage.

Follow us on Twitter (@CancerGetsLOST) and stay tuned for Further Instructions!

Namaste,

Jared (@agentbacardi) and Jo (@jopinionated)