Category: PanCAN

2018 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction Details!

The 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction to benefit PanCAN opens online to fans around the world on July 1, featuring 400+ collectibles from over 80 TV shows and 40 films, plus a variety of books, comics and more! And thanks to the kindness of fans and actors, producers and writers – almost all of our auction items are signed.

We host the auction itself on an external auction host site; stay tuned for the live link to preview items soon, and register to start bidding in our auction when it opens on July 1. 100% of the net proceeds from the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Net proceeds = 100% of every cent raised after we pay our vendors! PanCAN focuses on pancreatic cancer research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. We selected PanCAN to receive our auction net proceeds in honor of my mother-in-law Carolyn, who recently passed away after bravely battling pancreatic cancer for 4 years.

NEW: Note of thanks to Selina Wilken at Hypable for this interview and 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction preview! For more backstory about CGL and our auction, please click here to read her article.

We recommend that you follow us on Instagram and Twitter for frequent auction updates!

EW signed by Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green

Charity Auction Transparency: Cancer Gets Lost

Full disclosure: we fund Cancer Gets Lost ourselves, with our own money. CGL is a 501c(3)-sponsored organization. Our fiscal sponsor FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds (a 501c(3) public charity that provides management of charitable giving), oversees all of the financials for Cancer Gets Lost – including our PayPal account. FJC has earned a top 4-star rating on Charity Navigator!

Neither myself nor CGL Co-Founder Jared Wong keep or earn any money raised in any of our charity auctions (we have not received/earned even one cent from any Cancer Gets Lost charity auction, nor do we plan to). CGL is a labor of love that we work on in our spare time, outside of our full-time jobs!

Charity Auction Transparency: Buyer’s Premium Fee

As is the standard in most online charity auctions of this magnitude, winning bidders will be required to pay a Buyer’s Premium in addition to the winning bid and shipping fee. While other auction sites set these fees in the range of 15-25%, CGL has arranged for a lower Buyer’s Premium fee. For the 2018 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, the Buyer’s Premium fee will only be 10% per item!

An example: if you bid on and win a poster in the CGL Charity Auction for $100, you will pay $100 + shipping + a 10% buyer’s premium ($10).

And FYI: we do offer combined shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer! Shipping of all auction items will take place from late July to mid-August, once ALL payments have been received, confirmed and processed by FJC.

Felicity Smoak (Arrow) Pop! signed by Emily Bett Rickards

Tax Receipts

If you win an item in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction for a winning bid amount higher than the starting price of the item, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from our fiscal sponsor, FJC.

Terms & Conditions

  • There are NO refunds! 100% of the net proceeds from the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction are being donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a pancreatic cancer charity.
  • Before you start bidding on items, please take the time to read the “Terms” tab, which will be in every auction item listing.
  • Please only place bids in our charity auction if you genuinely intend to pay for items you win and have the means to do so.

2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction Timeline & Instructions 

Wynonna Earp comic signed by 5 cast & author Beau Smith

Here is exactly how the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction will work, from start to finish; a CGL Online Charity Auction 101 for interested fans and future bidders!

June 21, 2018

  • Our online charity auction in NOW OPEN in Preview Mode, giving you plenty of time to peruse and plan! *PLEASE NOTE: each listing will say No Online Bidding For This Item but that is only temporary and because of Preview Mode; the auction WILL open for registration and all listings will be open for bidding starting July 1 at 8:15am PDT!

July 1, 2018

  • The 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction and registration will open at 8:15am PDT, when our auction goes live; stay tuned here & on Twitter (@CancerGetsLost) for the live link! The CGL auction is NOT hosted on eBay; we have a CGL-specific link to our external auction site that we will post at 8:15am PDT.
  • * A valid credit card will be required for auction registration. Please note: the credit card you use to register 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 our auction host site that will show up as “pending” but then disappear. This is called a verification ping, and it is a standard process.
  • Those registered to bid in the auction may place bids at any time while the auction is open from July 1 – 11, 2018.

July 11, 2018

  • The 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction will begin closing on Wednesday, July 11 at 8:15am PDT: ONE ITEM AT A TIME, in order, as listed. Please note the closing time on each item as you strategize your personal bidding process.
Game of Thrones Khal Drogo photo signed by Jason Momoa

After Auction Closes: Invoice, Payment & Deadlines

  • Within 3 days of auction close, we will email winning bidders an itemized invoice for items won in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction, including the 10% Buyer’s Premium and 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 (the same one linked in the DONATE button and page on this site), for winning bidders to complete payment. Please do NOT go directly to the PayPal site or app to make payment; you MUST use the PayPal link in the invoice or on CGL’s website in order for the winning bid payments to be made to FJC, for them to process.
  • PLEASE make sure that you enter the exact amount from your invoice when you make your PayPal payment! This includes winning bid amount(s), shipping and Buyer’s Premium fee.
  • Make sure to forward your PayPal email receipt to CGL so that we can start the invoicing process. ** Please include your shipping address in the email, as it is not always listed in the PayPal receipt, and we need it for both shipping and tax receipt purposes! ** Email: CGLauctions at gmail dot com
  • You will have 7 DAYS to complete payments for all items won in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction! ALL auction item payments must be completed by July 18. You do not have to have a PayPal account, but we strongly recommend it. PayPal does offer the option to pay via credit card.
The 100 script cover signed by Henry Ian Cusick, Paige Turco & writer Justine Juel Gillmer

After Auction Closes: SHIPPING

  • Because CGL is a 2-person operation and CGL’s fiscal sponsor FJC has to process hundreds of payments to the CGL PayPal account, please note: it will take up to 3 WEEKS before we start shipping out items to winning bidders in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction (to verify and process payments from several hundred different winning bidders)! In order to avoid fraud, which sadly has been an issue for CGL in the past, we take extra time to confirm absolutely every aspect of each winning bidder’s payment information.
  • Shipment of your items will take place from the end of July through mid-August. We appreciate your patience in advance; with over 400 auction items, there is a tremendous amount to process and ship!
  • All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS, and all will include both insurance and tracking. We will choose the best option for you at the most reasonable cost. Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders.
  • All overseas packages weighing less than 3 pounds will be shipped via USPS International First Class, and packages weighing over 3 pounds will be shipped via USPS International Priority Mail.
  • A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany every item from the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • After payments for ALL items won in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction have been received and processed, AND Cancer Gets Lost has completed shipment of all items, we will then donate 100% of the auction net proceeds to PanCAN. We will share the total amount of money to be donated once that amount has been finalized! Net proceeds = 100% of every cent raised after we pay our vendors.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story double vinyl soundtrack signed by composer Michael Giacchino


  • For any shipping questions, please email us (CGLauctions at gmail dot com).
  • For all other inquiries, please tweet us @CancerGetsLOSTand we will get back to you in a timely manner. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to respond to inquiries in the middle of the night. We are in the Pacific Daylight Time zone, in California (United States).

Updated list of TV shows & films in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction!

12 Monkeys, The 100, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Alcatraz, American Gods, American Horror Story, Archer, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Black Mirror, Black Sails, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carmilla, Colony, Conan, Daredevil, Dark Matter, Doctor Who, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Fringe, Futurama, Game of Thrones, The Gifted, Gotham, Grey’s Anatomy, The Guild, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hawaii Five-O, Heroes, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Jessica Jones, The Leftovers, Legends of Tomorrow, LOST, Lost Girl, Luke Cage, The Magicians, Medium, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mr. Robot, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, Outlander, The Path, Person of Interest, Reign, Riverdale, Scream Queens, Sense8, Sesame Street, The Shannara Chronicles, The Simpsons, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, South of Nowhere, Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Discovery, Stargate Universe, Stranger Things, Supergirl, Supernatural, Sweet/Vicious, Teen Wolf, This is Us, True Blood, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, Vikings, The Walking Dead, Westworld, Wynonna Earp, The X-Files, Young Justice

10 Cloverfield Lane, 300, Alien, Army of Darkness, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Back to the Future, Black Panther, The Boondock Saints, Captain America: Civil War, The Carmilla Movie, Chef, A Christmas Story, Dead Rising: Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Hellboy, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Justice League, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, The Lord of the Rings, Mulan, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Princess Bride, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Trek: Beyond, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Super 8, Superman Returns, Thor: The Dark World, Thumper, Tomorrowland, Wonder Woman, World War Z, A Wrinkle in Time

Lexa (The 100) mini art print by Lord Mesa, signed by Alycia Debnam-Carey


For those of you interested in supporting CGL but not necessarily interested in bidding on items in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction, there is always the option to make a tax-deductible contribution to CGL via FJC, our fiscal sponsor! On the top of the CGL homepage, there is a Donate tab, for your convenience. Financial donations help offset the costs of auction hosting and shipping fees, and we appreciate every cent contributed toward the cause!

If you’re interested in donating an item to a future Cancer Gets Lost charity auction, we are always grateful for and open to donations of pop culture collectibles! Please contact us via email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) any time.

Thank you so much for your interest in the 2018 Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction! We are genuinely honored to be able to donate our net proceeds to PanCAN. Cancer Gets Lost hopes to raise a significant amount in our auction to contribute to their crucial pancreatic cancer cure research and patient services.

We Have to Give Back! Bid Together, Buy Alone! Happy bidding!

– Jo Garfein

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cancer Gets Lost

CGL Charity Auction at Unity Days 2018!

UPDATE: Massive gratitude for The 100 fans at Unity Days 2018, as we raised an incredible $11,330 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network! Thanks to the kindness and generosity of attendees at the event that bid on and won items in our silent charity auction, CGL will be sending a check for 100% of the proceeds to PanCAN next week. We so appreciate your support of our charitable endeavors, particularly for this cancer organization. THANK YOU!

If you are participating in our silent charity auction at Unity Days 2018 on January 19 in Vancouver, these instructions are for you!

All you will need is a PayPal account! I strongly recommend that you sign up for a Paypal account in advance! You will also have the option of paying for items with a credit card via PayPal.

IF you win an item in our auction, 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). 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, you’ll receive a PayPal receipt via email.

  1. Pay for your auction items via the Donate button on our site, following instructions above.
  2. Fill out the back of the bid sheet w/your mailing address & contact info, and please sign it!
  3. Show your email receipt to Jo or a CGL Volunteer, then walk away with your auction items!

No shipping or auction fees! We appreciate your patience during the auction closing process, which takes about 1/2 hour; many attendees participate and only a few of us will be running the auction!

[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.]

100% of the proceeds from the CGL auction at Unity Days 2018 will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in honor of my mother-in-law, who recently passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Thank you very much for your kind support of CGL! *

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

Save the Date(s)! Upcoming CGL Charity Auctions

Cancer Gets LOST is honored to be hosting silent charity auctions at two upcoming fan events, as well as a massive global online charity auction in 2018!

October 8, 2017

Taking place in iconic Dharmaville (which is actually an active YMCA camp on Oahu in Hawaii) on October 8, 2017 – CGL is absolutely thrilled to be hosting a silent charity auction at the LOST fan event LOST 2017! Featuring all LOST items (many kindly donated and/or signed by cast and the creative team), the auction is open exclusively on site for event attendees. 100% of all proceeds from this auction will be donated to PanCAN, in honor of my mother-in-law. At LOST 2014, CGL raised just over $11,000 for the American Cancer Society, thanks to the tremendous generosity of attending fans that participated in our auction!


January 19, 2018

CGL is very excited to return to Vancouver in January to host our second annual silent charity auction at Unity Days 2018! Produced by Unity Events Canada, Unity Days is a unique and terrific 3-day event dedicated to The CW series The 100. Our auction will feature The 100-related items exclusively for attendees (a large number of which have been donated and/or kindly signed by our friends from The 100). And we will be donating 100% of the proceeds to PanCAN once again. At Unity Days 2017, CGL raised and donated over $4,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network thanks to generous fans that bid on and won various The 100 items in our auction!


August 1, 2018

Our next big online charity auction will launch on August 1, 2018! We already have items from over 50 television shows and 15 films, thanks to the incredible generosity of fans and industry friends alike. Due to the sheer size of this auction, we are still working on logistics (online auction host, shipping company, etc.), so please stay tuned here and on our social media for updates! 100% of the net proceeds from this auction will be donated to a specific cancer charity (to be determined in early 2018).

If you’re an LA-based photographer and interested in possibly donating a day or two your time to assist us with auction photography next summer, please let us know!

* For Cancer Gets LOST updates and frequent auction item photo previews, follow us on Instagram and Twitter! We also have a CGL Facebook page, although admittedly we do not utilize it as often. *


In an ongoing campaign, we have partnered with the lovely team at Fangirl Shirts to offer “Be The Fan You Wish To See In The World/#ChooseKindness” tees and mugs! 50% of the proceeds from each item sold will be donated to PanCAN.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Cheers!

– Jo Garfein, CGL Co-Founder & Executive Director


Choose Kindness: CGL Partners with Fangirl Shirts for Fundraising Campaign!

We are excited to have teamed up with our friends at Fangirl Shirts for an ongoing Choose Kindness fundraising campaign; t-shirts, sweatshirts and mugs with “Be The Fan You Wish To See In The World” on the front and #ChooseKindness on the back! Click here to peruse merchandise options provided by Fangirl Shirts via Teespring, including styles for all genders and sizes.

As you know, CGL strongly believes in channeling all fandoms toward the greater good. We hope to see a more productive and positive social media presence among online fan communities, and aim to continuously influence fans to make an actual difference in the world. Thus, we adopted the phrase “Be The Fan You Wish To See In The World” and always encourage people online and in person to #ChooseKindness.

50% of the proceeds from the sale of each Choose Kindness item purchased during this campaign will be donated to PanCAN (the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)! PanCAN is CGL’s charity of choice right now because it is personal; we are inspired to raise money for this organization because my mother-in-law is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Fangirl Shirts also kindly interviewed me about this campaign, which is here on their site if you’re interested.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!

– Jo Garfein

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cancer Gets LOST

CGL 2017-2018 Charity Auction Update & Schedule!

Hello, patient friends and kind supporters! We wanted to let you know our charity auction schedule for this year and next, as well as provide a wrap-up of our very successful auction at Unity Days 2017.

Unity Days

Our friend Sachin Sahel (Jackson) stopped by the Unity Days auction!

In January, we hosted an onsite silent charity auction at Unity Days in Vancouver, Canada. Unity Days, hosted by Unity Events Canada (who kindly chose CGL as their charity of choice), is a fan event/convention celebrating The CW series The 100. Our auction featured 70 items, many signed by our friends in front of and behind the scenes on The 100. Thanks to the generosity of attending fans, we raised $4,600 and donated every cent to PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)! Note of gratitude to all that donated, signed and bid on items in this auction. Shout-out of appreciation for our UD auction volunteers: Lisa C, Jen S and Layhan – as well as the many sweet fans that donated signed items for future auctions!

In addition, I had the great pleasure of moderating the actor panels at Unity Days – and they all signed additional The 100 items for future CGL auctions. Working with this cast over the last few years has been an absolute pleasure; they are all incredibly generous with their time, and I look forward to collaborating on future charitable endeavors with them.

It certainly seems as though there will be a Unity Days 2018, and if so – Unity Events Canada has already said we are invited us back to host another onsite charity auction!

LOST 2017

LOST 2014 silent auction

On October 8 of this year, we are honored to be hosting an onsite silent charity auction at LOST 2017, a fan event on Oahu (Hawaii)! To be honest, we are thrilled to be able to host this auction in the infamous YMCA camp that served as Dharmaville on LOST. We previously hosted an auction at LOST 2014, and raised almost $12,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from our LOST 2017 auction to PanCAN, in honor of my mother-in-law, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

We have over 100 items ready for our LOST 2017 charity auction, including several signed magazines, trading cards, posters and more! Thank you to those that have donated and signed items; we anticipate raising a few thousand dollars for the cause, and really appreciate your contributions.


As you know, we host our large online charity auctions every other year. We are hard at work on our big 2018 auction, and thanks to generous fans and actors/writers/producers – we already have items from over 40 TV shows and 10 films! Once the launch date of this auction has been decided, as well as the charity of choice we designate to receive the net proceeds, we will let you know.

See you on the other side, and may we tweet again!

– Jo