Category: Person of Interest

CGL in 2015: An Update!

Hello you all everybody! This is a long overdue update about what Cancer Gets LOST has been up to and what we have planned for the next two years.

Recent CGL auction item acquisitions and autographs include the shows LOST, Once Upon a Time & The Walking Dead

FUNDRAISING

In 2014, CGL raised almost $80,000 for the American Cancer Society through auctions and live events – thanks to your incredible generosity and support!

In April of this year, you helped us raise over $2,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the U.S. and The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK!

Later this year, we aim to host a smaller online fundraiser, in memory of our dear friend Bonnie Craft. 20-40 items will be up for bids via CGL on eBay; 100% of net proceeds to benefit a cancer charity (TBD).

REDESIGN

Thanks to Jared, CGL’s C0-Founder and Autograph Acquisitions Manager, Cancer Gets LOST has a new look! We are in the process of moving hosts/servers and updating this site, and will incorporate the new banner – as well as potentially create CGL t-shirts and other merchandise.

WALKER STALKER CONS!

Jared continues to work for Walker Stalker Con and travels with them to every city on their tour, which is fantastic – because the kind folks at WSC allow him to get items signed by the actors at the cons for our next charity auction! In addition to almost all cast members from The Walking Dead, Jared has secured autographs on auction items from actors on Breaking Bad and LOST (including our friends Nestor Carbonell, Mira Furlan & Harold Perrineau, and Henry Ian Cusick and Elizabeth Mitchell)!

DONATIONS

We are thrilled to announce that anyone interested in making a financial donation directly to Cancer Gets LOST is now able to do so via Paypal! Please click on the Donations tab above for more information.

2016 CGL CHARITY AUCTION

Our next large online auction will begin on August 15, 2016 (yes, LOST numbers: 8.15.16), hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, and will feature several hundred rare and/or signed items from various television shows and films! 100% of net proceeds from this auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a terrific organization that funds research to find better treatments and cures for children with cancer.

Thanks to amazingly generous actors, writers and producers that I’ve been meeting with (as well as lovely friends acquiring items on our behalf), we now have rare and/or autographed memorabilia for our next auction from over 25 shows (new additions include The 100, Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, The X-Files) and films like Star Wars! For a complete list of shows and films represented in our next auction thus far, click on the 2016 Auction tab above!

Jo with Damon at the 2015 ATX Television Festival

Although neither are seeking credit for donating anything, we are delighted to share that both Damon Lindelof and Bad Robot have made incredibly significant item contributions to our 2016 charity auction! In addition to many rare and signed LOST items, we now have props and limited edition memorabilia from Alcatraz, Fringe and Person of Interest!

SDCC 2015

We will both be attending San Diego Comic-Con once again this year, doing what we love – connecting and collecting! There is a slight possibility that we will be hosting a casual CGL meet-up (with a charitable angle of course) on Saturday along with our friends at The 100 Charity Project, so stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. If you see us around, please come introduce yourselves and say hello!

In addition, we are strongly considering and looking into having a Cancer Gets LOST booth at SDCC in 2016! Charity auction items would be on display, and we would feature a Donation Drop Off area for attendees who are interested in donating any rare/signed items or memorabilia of interest that they acquired at the con for our next charity auction! We will keep you posted, should this become a reality.

Thank you for your interest in and support of CGL!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

So It Begins: The Charity Auction is Now Open for Bids!

Auction Now Open!

The Cancer Gets LOST charity auction is now open for bidding! We have added quite a number of fantastic new items over the last two weeks, so please be sure to check them out!

Note that you must first be registered before you can bid (registration is free). We have also crafted an FAQ for the auction, which should hopefully answer most of your questions!

The auction will close on August 29th, 2012, when the first item closes at 3:16pm ET. Please remember that absolutely 100% of all proceeds will go directly to the National Brain Tumor Society, so please bid with open hearts!

Namaste… and good luck!

-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

Dr. Linus

Met up with Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus on LOST, and currently Harold Finch on Person of Interest) at a benefit for Reading Opens Minds in LA… and thanks to him, we now have several items autographed for our charity auction in August!

And as an added bonus, here’s a clip of Michael doing a reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens!

Person of Interest returns for a second season this Fall on CBS.

The End…of the Year Charity Contribution Suggestion

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)!

drMikey "Unstuck" poster (18x24 giclee print)
D23 Dharma patch & LOST Lotto Ticket magnet from D23 Expo 2011 in Anaheim, CA; up for grabs individually
Once Upon a Time mirror compacts from SDCC 2011; up for grabs individually
The official LOST Encyclopedia
Person of Interest poster autographed by Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, series creator/executive producer/writer Jonathan Nolan & executive producer/writer Greg Plageman

Happy Holidays, and thank you in advance for any contributions!

– Jo & Jared