Category: Online Charity Auction

2019 CGL TV Writers Room Doodles Online Charity Auction!

Our next online charity auction will be open for fans around the world from August 21-31, 2019! The Cancer Gets Lost TV Writers Room Doodles Online Charity Auction features custom doodles & sketches from over 25 different TV writers/producers!

Created on note cards, show stationary and script covers, the doodles have all been kindly donated by various writers rooms. The entire auction is being curated by our good friend Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LOST, The Middleman, The 100), Co-Executive Producer of the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance!

Thus far, CGL has received doodles from the following shows:

Arrow (The CW), Black Lightning (The CW), Blindspot (NBC), Cowboy Bebop (Netflix/debut TBD), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix/debut TBD), Empire (FOX), The Expanse (Amazon), The Flash (The CW), Knightfall (History), Lost in Space (Netflix), The Magicians (Syfy), Midnight Texas, The Originals, People of Earth, Quantico, Salem, Sleepy Hollow, Smallville, Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access), Supergirl (The CW), Supernatural (The CW), Titans (DC Universe), The Vampire Diaries, You (Netflix) and The 100 (The CW). Plus a few additional shows, to be announced soon! [Shows without networks listed are no longer on the air.]

We are honored to be able to donate 100% of our proceeds (every cent raised) from the CGL TV Writers Room Doodles Online Charity Auction to The Pablove Foundation. Pablove is a wonderful organization that invests in underfunded, cutting edge pediatric cancer research and also improves the lives of children living with cancer (through the arts). The Pablove Shutterbugs program works with childhood cancer patients to develop their creative voice through the art of photography.

FYI, CGL will be offering affordable, flat-rate shipping options for domestic and international auction participants.

Stay tuned for more details! Please follow us on Twitter for frequent updates, as we are phasing out our Facebook page, and will be primarily using Twitter and Instagram in the future.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Cancer Gets Lost!

-Jo Garfein (CGL Co-Founder, Executive Director)

2018 CGL Charity Auction Donation & Thank You!


Cancer Gets Lost is incredibly grateful to everyone that very kindly participated in our 2018 online charity auction in July. Thanks to your absolutely amazing generosity, we raised over $50,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network! The final amount being donated to PanCAN is $55,000, in honor of my mother-in-law Carolyn.

The auction itself raised just over $51,000 but there were a few non-payments, so CGL decided to tap into our reserves and round up the donation to an even $55K! Huge thank you to those that kindly made direct donations to CGL during our auction; we also included your financial contributions in the final amount donated to PanCAN.

In the interest of complete transparency: as is the case with all CGL charity auctions, we do not keep or earn even $.01 from the auction.

Thank You!

A note of genuine thanks to the following friends of CGL, all of whom contributed time behind the scenes to help bring our 2018 online charity auction to life! From waiting in long lines at Cons to get multiple auction items signed, to creating graphics, to auction photography sessions and inventory assistance, CGL is supported by rock stars: Blythe J, Brittany D, David H, Fong S, Frances N, Jared W, Jen S, Josh G, Layhan B, Lauren S, Lisa C, Meg D, Rick O & Sarah G.

In addition, a shout-out of gratitude to CGL Co-Founder Jared Wong, James Frazier/Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest for unparalleled auction item autograph acquisitions!

And of course we must acknowledge the tremendously generous fans from across all fandoms that supported our online charity auction, and every single person that kindly donated items (a majority of our inventory)! We also appreciate every fan artist that donated art for our auction, and are grateful for the many contributions from AbbyAgathe CAlisha DJessica YKate TKira BKylie C & Sarah C!

And the cast/crew/creative teams from The 100, LOST and Wynonna Earp really went out of their way to contribute and sign items for CGL this year. Love and hugs!

Throughout the two years it takes us to build an auction of this magnitude, one person in particular went above and beyond for us: Eliza Taylor, an astoundingly kind soul and dear friend to Cancer Gets Lost! She is a spectacular human with a heart the size of Australia.

We feel lucky to have partnered with the lovely humans at PanCAN, who were all wonderful to work with on this charity auction benefiting their essential organization!

Our final note of thanks is dedicated to our spouses and families, because they inspire and motivate every aspect of Cancer Gets Lost. Their support is invaluable and appreciated more than they’ll ever know.

CGL: 2019 and Beyond

While we do not have dates or specifics for our next charity auction, CGL is putting together a much smaller online charity auction for 2019 featuring primarily The 100 related items! 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer, an organization that funds childhood cancer research and supports young patients and their families. Stay tuned for details, once we have them. 🙂

We Have to Give Back!

We are already working on the Cancer Gets Lost 2020 Online Charity Auction, which will feature more LOST items than any other show, as it will be the 10-year anniversary of the LOST series finale! There is a possibility that we will host a LOST-only online auction early that year and a separate auction with items from others shows/films toward the end of 2020, but no decision has been made yet.

100% of the net proceeds from all 2020 CGL auctions will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of my dad, recently diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment for lymphoma as we speak.

Thank you, all!



Jo Garfein, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Cancer Gets Lost

CGL Conageddon Online Charity Auction! March 15 – 22, 2018

CGL is proud to partner with our friends at Conageddon to present the Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon Charity Auction – an online auction open to fans around the world! Featuring all The 100-related items, most kindly signed by the cast, every cent raised in this auction will be donated to a children’s cancer charity.

Open online from March 15 – 22 (before, during and after the Con in Boston), we want ALL fans around the globe to have the opportunity to support the greater good, whether or not you’re attending Conageddon!

100% of the proceeds from the CGL Conaggedon Charity Auction will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Society, to benefit children’s cancer research and young cancer survivors.

The auction is already loaded and in Preview Mode, if you’d like to start perusing items now and thinking about what you might want to bid on when the auction opens!


If you are planning to participate in the Cancer Gets LOST Conageddon Online Charity Auction, these instructions are for you!

  • You need to please register on our auction hosting site, 32Auctions. It is FREE, fast and easy. Click here to create an account and be eligible to bid in the CGL auction. To prevent potentially fraudulent activity, we now have to approve each registration individually – and are doing so quickly. Once you register, you’ll get a response back within 6-12 hours (but usually much faster)!
  • You will need a PayPal account if you plan to bid on and hopefully win items (you will also have the option of paying for items with a credit card via PayPal).


First, PLEASE refer to the auction listings themselves for shipping prices and details!

If you win an item in our auction, you will need to return here to the CGL site in order to make auction payment. There is not an option to pay via the 32Auctions hosting site!

  • Please click on the “Donate” button at the top of this page or the yellow Donate button on the right, and then click on the blue Donate button on that page! A new window will open:

Donate to
FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
Purpose: Cancer Gets LOST
$0.00 USD

  • In the Other Amount box, it is your responsibility to input the EXACT amount owed for your total auction item win(s) – including shipping costs! Click “Log In” if you have a PayPal account, or enter your credit card information if you do not.
  • After you have paid for your items and shipping together, you’ll receive a PayPal receipt via email. Please forward your email receipt to cancergetslost at gmail dot com!
  • Once CGL has received PayPal receipts from all winning bidders and our fiscal sponsor FJC has confirmed that all payments have been verified, CGL will ship out auction items. Please allow us 2 weeks for this process, and thank you in advance for your patience!

[Cancer Gets LOST has non-profit, tax-exempt status thanks to a fiscal sponsorship by FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. You’ll see their name on our PayPal account; they oversee it for us. Anyone that makes an auction item payment/donation will receive a tax receipt from FJC.]

Thank you so much for your kind support of CGL and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation!

– Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Cancer Gets LOST