Category: National Brain Tumor Society


As many of you know, we were inspired to create Cancer Gets LOST because of my dear friend Jackie, who lost her courageous battle against brain cancer in August of last year. We are continuing to honor her fight and spirit, and I will be participating in the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk in May along with Jackie’s family and friends.

We realize that we asked for donations to her cause (the National Brain Tumor Society) last year, but we feel that it is our duty and honor to continue fundraising for Jackie’s charity of choice. And we are thrilled to be able to offer a bit of an incentive to encourage contributions!

If you make a donation in any amount directly to Jackie’s Brain Tumor Walk (Team Toast) by May 4, we will send you a Cancer Gets LOST wristband AND a 14″x20″Jacob Loves You poster (see above).

If you make a donation of $40 or more, we will send you a limited edition (only 23 of each were created), numbered Jason Shorr 13″x19″ LOST poster. Your choice would be as follows: “It Worked” (featuring Juliet and Sawyer, above) or “I Remember” (featuring Jin and Sun, below). We have 13 and 15 posters of each left, respectively.

If you are interested in making a donation in any amount to Jackie’s Brain Tumor Walk team, simply forward me your email receipt (jo at jopinionated dot com) by May 4 with a shipping address for the poster. We really appreciate your consideration. Namaste!

– Jo


We just wanted to wrap up our 2012 Cancer Gets LOST efforts by reiterating how grateful we are for your amazing support. Thanks to your very generous auction item purchases and donations, we raised over $60,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society! That number far exceeded our wildest expectations, and we are so thrilled to have raised such a fantastic amount of money for a charity organization so close to our hearts.

Of course the auction, live webcast and fundraising party would not have been possible without the help of SO many. We listed all of the kind folks who volunteered their time, items or services in the Acknowledgements tab above!

As of right now, we do not have anything planned for Cancer Gets LOST in 2013 – but we will certainly keep you posted!


Jared & Jo


NBTS Donations via Cancer Gets LOST

As most of you are aware, we selected the National Brain Tumor Society to receive 100% of the proceeds from the Cancer Gets LOST auction, webcast and fundraising event in honor of Jo’s good friend Jackie, who passed away on August 3 after fighting bravely against brain tumors and cancer for four years.

We know that many of you never watched LOST and are not bidding on items in our charity auction, but you have expressed in interest in contributing to the cause. For those of you who would like to make a donation directly to the National Brain Tumor Society from now through August 29, 2012, we kindly ask that you do so via the following link, so that your contributions count toward our overall fundraising total!

We appreciate your support on all levels – and to encourage you to consider making a financial donation during our live webcast this Saturday (8/25), we are going to sweeten the pot…

If you 1) make a donation directly to the NBTS via the link above on during our live webcast Saturday, August 25 between 12pm PT – 4pm PT and 2) email your receipts to receipts[at]cancergetslost[dot]org, you will receive one of the following in return [while supplies last]:

  • $25 donation to NBTS: limited edition Cancer Gets LOST wristband (first 100 people)

  • $50 donation to NBTS: limited edition “Jacob Loves You” 14×20 mini-poster, created by Cancer Get LOST co-founder Jared W. (first 50 people; a limited number of these will also be available at the Fundraising Event on Saturday night for a cash donation of $30)

  • $100 donation to NBTS: LOST S6 DVD, donated & signed by Damon Lindelof (first 30 people)

* If you make a contribution of $100 or more, you may choose 1 of the above items. If you don’t want any of the items, you don’t have to email us your receipt (but thank you, nonetheless!).

This offer only applies on Saturday, August 25 from noon – 4pm PT and ONLY if you email your receipts to receipts[at]cancergetslost[dot]org. We will organize emailed receipts by time received, and notify you if you will be receiving one of the above items (please give us a few days to sort through, organize and notify). Of course we will be grateful for donations made directly to the NBTS in any amount on any day through August 29 as well!


Jared & Jo

Orientation: CGL Charity Webcast & Fundraising Event This Saturday (8/25)!


Noon-4pm PST: live streaming charity webcast w/LOST alum
7pm-11pm PST: fundraising event at Monk Space in LA


Tune in this Saturday from noon-4pm PST as we host a live webcast with LOST alum (both cast and creative team)! Although the webcast will be streaming live online for everyone around the world to watch, the event itself is closed to the public.

During the webcast, we will be reminiscing and catching up with LOST actors and editors/producers/writers, as well as debuting a series of original videos. We will also be promoting items in our charity auction, as well as reminding viewers that they can make donations directly to the National Brain Tumor Society through specific links (which will be released tomorrow) that will count toward our overall fundraising efforts! As you know, 100% of the proceeds raised during the auction, webcast and fundraising event will benefit the NBTS. Stay tuned for details about the limited edition items we will be giving out in exchange for charitable contributions to the NBTS!

* You don’t need to be a LOST fan to enjoy the broadcast; the guests will be talking about their new films and television shows, and it is very likely that a variety of pop culture topics will be discussed!

Bookmark the official Cancer Gets LOST live webcast stream in advance! {In the rare event of Livestream network outage, here is our backup webcast URL!}

CONFIRMED Guests for the Cancer Gets LOST live charity webcast:

  • L. Scott Caldwell, LOST: Actress (Rose), Seasons 1-6
  • Andrea Gabriel, LOST: Actress (Nadia), Seasons 1-6
  • Jorge Garcia, LOST: Actor (Hurley), Seasons 1-6
  • Mark Goldman, LOST: Editor, Seasons 1-6
  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach, LOST: Supervising Producer & Writer, Seasons 1-2
  • Neil Hopkins, LOST: Actor (Liam Pace), Seasons 1-6
  • Jeff “Doc” Jensen, Entertainment Weekly: Senior Writer & Totally ‘LOST’ Analyst
  • Daniel Roebuck, LOST: Actor (Dr. Arzt), Seasons 1-6
  • Elizabeth Sarnoff, LOST: Executive Producer & Writer, Seasons 1-6

More special guests are pending (due to their filming schedules), and once they are confirmed – we will update the list here!


On Saturday at Monk Space in Los Angeles from 7pm-11pm PST, we are hosting an official Cancer Gets LOST fundraising event for the NBTS! We will be featuring LOST trivia, giveaways and more, and items from our charity auction will be on display.

You don’t have to actually be a LOST fan to attend; the event is open to everyone, and will be a fantastic social gathering of fellow pop culture nerds – all for a great cause!


No advance tickets are necessary, and admission at the door will be $20 ($10 for guests under 21). 100% of all money collected will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society! We will have separate wristbands for guests over and under 21, so please bring your ID. You may want to bring extra cash, as we have many LOST and other TV related goodies to give away via $2 raffle tickets (proceeds benefit the NBTS), there will be 2 limited edition posters for sale (also to benefit the NBTS), and there will be a food truck outside of the venue (Philly Please)!


Due to space limitations and fire codes that we must observe at the venue, only 200 guests will be allowed inside at any time. Please keep this in mind when planning your travel and evening! There is ample street parking along Western Avenue, and you will see a Cancer Gets LOST banner hanging on the outside of Monk Space. Please read street signs carefully, as the venue itself is on a primarily residential street.

Monk Space: 4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA 90004


** Because our #1 goal is to raise money for the cause through the charity auction, we kindly ask that you please do NOT bring items to the event to get signed by special guests – as doing so would essentially be countering our fundraising efforts via the auction. Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Please RSVP to the event on our Facebook event page, or email party[at]cancergetslost[dot]org.


Special guests will be invited, but we cannot guarantee appearances ahead of time. However, they will be announced here as they are confirmed. We are thrilled to announce that actress Andrea Gabriel will be joining us! As you know, she played Nadia on LOST for 6 seasons. She also just filmed an arc on Gossip Girl and will be appearing in Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.


Jared & Jo

The Items Behind The Curtain: Auction Preview Now Open!

It is with great pleasure that we are able to finally unveil the items that we have been acquiring over the past 2 years for the official Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

From autographed television memorabilia (LOST, Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, Fringe, and more!) to limited edition/rare prints and awesome artwork to signed scripts and actual furniture from the LOST survivors’ beach camp – there is something for everyone! All items are affordably priced; opening bids start as low as $4! With the exception of the heavy furniture and larger art, the cost of shipping is factored in/included in the bidding price of each item. And we will ship anywhere around the world!

The auction will be in “Preview” mode until 8/15, when it officially opens for bidding at 1:08pm ET. The auction will close on 8/29 beginning at 3:16pm ET. Absolutely 100% of every Penny will go directly to the National Brain Tumor Society, so please bid with your hearts, and help us kill the ultimate Monster that is cancer.

So without further ado, we present the auction preview! Please remember to pre-register on the site so that you will be able to bid on items once the auction opens officially on 8/15.

Thank you, and namaste!

– Jared & Jo

Bid Together, Buy Alone: The Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

Beginning Wednesday, August 1, you will have the opportunity to peruse the items we have been acquiring for the last two years! The auction features many authentic and autographed items from your favorite shows (LOST, Community, Fringe, Once Upon a Time and Person of Interest).

Bookmark the official Cancer Gets LOST auction site now, and pre-register if you’re interested!

The auction itself officially opens for bidding on Wednesday, 8/15 (naturally) at 1:08pm ET, and will remain open until Wednesday, 8/29 at 3:16pm ET.

100% of the proceeds from every single item will go directly to the National Brain Tumor Society. All winning bids will be processed as donations to the NBTS, and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

We are not touching or pocketing one Penny (heh), and with the exception of a few larger items, shipping costs are factored in/included in the bidding prices!

– Jared and 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

Homecoming: August 25, 2012

With a little help from the friendly familiar face above, we are thrilled to finally announce the details for our official event and charity auction this summer! There are three tiers to what we aim to accomplish with Cancer Gets LOST, all of which will take place to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society.

1. Wednesday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 29: Online charity auction featuring rare and autographed memorabilia, props, art and more from LOST and other shows (official URL will be posted in early August). 100% of the proceeds will benefit the NBTS.

2. Saturday, August 25, noon-4pm PST: Live streaming Webcast with several of the cast & creative team from LOST and other shows (confirmed guests will be announced later this summer). The recording of this event will be closed to the public but available for everyone to watch online!

3. Saturday, August: 25, 7pm-11pm PST: Cancer Gets LOST Party in Los Angeles (location and time will be announced later this summer). Open to everyone; no-host bar, trivia, giveaways and more! Auction items will be on display. Admission: Cash donation of $5 or more to the NBTS.

We are still in the process of collecting items for the auction, so let us know if you have any original art, authentic official LOST Auction or autographed items to donate!

Save the date and stay tuned, as we continue to secure special guests and auction memorabilia. Thank you in advance for the support and for helping to spread the word – we certainly would not be able to do this without the amazing generosity and enthusiasm of the fans!

We would like to also express our gratitude to Jorge and Beth for taking the time to create the video promo!

Jared & Jo

Fight On: My Inspiration

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.

Fight on! And thank you.