Category: The 100

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. *

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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

 

Cancer Gets LOST at San Diego Comic-Con!

If you’re planning to attend San Diego Comic-Con this week, or will just be in town for related activities – please join Cancer Gets LOST for a very casual fan meet-up on Saturday, July 22 from 4pm – 5:30pm outside of the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd)! See map below.

We were unable to afford or officially reserve a spot close to the Con for this small gathering, so we decided to set a public meeting place that was within walking distance of the Convention Center. The library is a block away from Petco Park, and we plan to meet outside in the library courtyard. Given that we have no way of anticipating library traffic and Con overflow crowds at neighboring events during that time, we may have shift (as a group) to a space in front of the library if need be!

Whether you just want to meet fellow fans from a wide variety of fandoms or you’d like to donate an item you acquired from SDCC to CGL for a future charity auction (NO pressure whatsoever!), we hope you can stop by. We will have CGL wristbands for everyone and random giveaways of items from your favorite shows (i.e. The 100, LOST, Orphan Black, Wynonna Earp & more; some signed)!

ITEM DONATIONS FOR CGL CHARITY AUCTIONS

Every year at SDCC, Warner Brothers has a lottery process for a limited number of fans to attend autograph sessions with their WB TV and film casts at their giant booth on the convention center exhibition floor. If you happen to receive a wristband for a WB signing and do NOT wish to keep the poster you are given to get signed, CGL would love any of these signed posters for future charity auctions! Just tweet us (@CancerGetsLOST) during the Con and we can try to arrange to meet you if you’re not able to join us at our meet-up on Saturday.

CGL’s Top TV show wish list for signed items from SDCC

The Defenders (Marvel/Netflix), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Game of Thrones (Warner Brothers/HBO), Outlander (STARZ) , Westworld (Warner Brothers/HBO)

Official SDCC 2017 autograph procedures/policies and schedule can be found here on their website.

If you are lucky enough to secure a wristband to the very limited Fear the Walking Dead signing that AMC hosts at SDCC on Saturday – and are not planning to keep the FTWD poster that the cast signs, CGL is definitely interested! [We are fortunate to already have many charity auction items kindly signed by The Walking Dead cast, thanks to the generosity of our friends at Walker Stalker Con.]

Honestly, if anyone at SDCC finds themselves with extra items from any popular shows or films – we would be honored if you considered donating them to Cancer Gets LOST! As always, we have no expectations and there is zero pressure to do so. If you would ever prefer to make a financial contribution to CGL in any amount, please visit our official Donation page for details.

UPCOMING CGL CHARITY AUCTIONS

We will be hosting a huge online global CGL charity auction in the summer or fall of 2018 featuring rare and signed pop culture memorabilia, and will be donating 100% of the net proceeds to a designated cancer charity (TBD). We already have auction items from over 50 TV shows in that auction, and are always open to more of a variety! In October of this year, we will be on site in Hawaii to host a silent charity auction of LOST items at LOST 2017 (a fan event on Oahu), donating 100% of the proceeds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. And as we did in early 2017, we are hosting another onsite silent charity auction of The 100 items at Unity Days 2018 in Vancouver – also donating 100% of the proceeds to PanCAN!

LOST Panel at SDCC

If you’re a LOST fan, join us at Jay and Jack’s annual SDCC LOST panel in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Library at 3pm, right before our CGL meet-up! We will be discussing the legacy of our favorite show, reminiscing about the early days of podcasting and theorizing, and sharing details about upcoming Cancer Gets LOST charity auctions!

We look forward to seeing you at SDCC, and will be there from Wednesday – Sunday. Look for us and a few of our friends in Cancer Gets LOST shirts throughout the Con.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our charitable endeavors!

Jo Garfein (Executive Director & Co-Founder)

Post-Auction Instructions & Notes of Gratitude!

Thank you so very much for your spectacular participation in our charity auction! As you know, the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction came to a close on Saturday. It was a rousing success, thanks to the tremendous generosity of fans bidding from across the globe!

Below you will find a list of the steps to follow if you’ve won items in our auction, as well as special acknowledgements of those who went above and beyond to bring the CGL auction to life.

BUYER RESPONSIBILITY

  • Within the next two days, Blacksparrow will be emailing all winning bidders an itemized invoice for items won in the 2016 CGL Charity Auction, including 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, for winning bidders to complete payment. You will have 7 working days to complete payments for items won.
  • PLEASE make sure that you enter the exact amount from your invoice when you make your Paypal payment! You do not have to have a Paypal account, but we strongly recommend it. Paypal does offer the option to pay via credit card.

TAXES

  • Residents of California must pay applicable sales tax (9%) on final bid prices of items.
  • If you won an item in the CGL auction valued at over $75, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from CGL/FJC. If you won an item valued under $75, you may request a tax receipt from FJC (please email CGL: cancergetslost at gmail dot com), or your Paypal receipt can serve as U.S. tax substantiation.

* LOCAL PICK-UP OF AUCTION ITEMS *

If you live in the Los Angeles area or are visiting soon and would like to pick up your auction items in person, PLEASE NOTE: you must pay applicable CA sales tax (9%) on final bid prices of items, even if you live out of state! * Please contact Blacksparrow Inc. ASAP if you’d like to schedule local pickup (info at blacksparrowinc dot com) and to clarify further.

SHIPPING OF AUCTION ITEMS

Because CGL is a 2-person operation and CGL’s charitable fiscal sponsor FJC, a 501c(3) public charity, has to process all payments to the CGL Paypal account, please note that shipment of your items from Blacksparrow will take place throughout September and early October. We appreciate your patience in advance!

  • All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS or FedEx, depending on expediency and costs. Blacksparrow will choose the best option for you at the most reasonable cost. All packages will include insurance and tracking. Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders.
  • All overseas packages will be shipped via USPS International First Class (for packages weighing less than 3 pounds), or USPS International Priority (for packages 3 pounds or higher).
  • * For Canadian auction item winners, if you are concerned about the current postal strike – Blacksparrow would be happy to hold your items until the issues are resolved. Just let them know!
  • All oversize items, e.g., large wall panel-size posters on foam core, will require 3rd party shipping (Box Brothers, Freighters & Craters, etc.).

Every item from the CGL Charity Auction will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

Once all auction payments have been made, items have been shipped and details have been finalized with our fiscal sponsor FJC, Cancer Gets LOST will be donating 100% of the net proceeds from this charity auction to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer! We will let you know the total amount donated once all of the details above have been finalized.

THANK YOU!

A note of sincere gratitude goes out to CGL’s fiscal sponsor FJC – and to Program Manager Nikki Carpenter, who works hard to ensure that all of the details behinds the scenes run smoothly for us!

We were able to successfully and seamlessly build this auction because of our auction host and friends at Blacksparrow, Inc. Huge thanks to Fong and Erica for working with us for the last two years to bring this charity auction to life, for their beautiful photography and catalog, meticulous auction details and shipping management!

Our long LOST friends Showrunner/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers) and Supervising Producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100, Xena) each donated and signed an absolute treasure trove of items to CGL for this charity auction, and we are forever grateful for their amazing contributions! Former LOST Showrunner/Executive Producer Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Colony, The Strain) and Jorge Garcia (Hawaii Five-O) also kindly signed stacks of items for our auction. And LOST Executive Producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis (Once Upon a Time) continue to spoil CGL with their kind item donations and autographs!

Once again we are stunned by the sheer number of items that Bad Robot generously donated to CGL for this charity auction from several of their shows – thank you very much, Noreen O’Toole!

The cast, crew and creative team from The 100 went above and beyond for Cancer Gets LOST this year, and we so appreciate their many item and autograph contributions to this auction. In particular, we must thank The 100 Writers Room, Props Department and both Eliza Taylor & Lindsey Morgan for their ongoing generosity and friendship!

Paul McQue is a legend in both the LOST and Star Wars communities, and with good reason! He is a lovely, kind and generous human being and terrific friend to CGL; Paul traveled the globe to acquire and get rare items signed for our auction, and we are honored that he donates his contributions to our cause.

CGL’s co-founder Jared “Jay” Wong works for Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in his spare time, and ensures that items from shows and films represented at those events are signed for our auctions! We would like to especially thank Jay, The Walking Dead cast for always signing many items for us, and the folks that run WSC & HVFF for partnering with CGL for the greater good.

To Bobby Moynihan, John BernsteinSesame Street and Warner Brothers Television, we extend our gratitude for your fantastic auction item donations and support!

FANS!

To every single person from all fandoms that donated an item or autograph to our charity auction, know that we are so grateful for your contributions and appreciate them more than you know! Your generosity fuels our desire to continue channeling fans toward the greater good, and we are only able to do so because of your ongoing support.

FYI: there is a Thank You tab on this site where we tried to list out every single person that donated items, their time or autographs for our charity auction!

2017 & BEYOND

Once we have finalized and closed the 2016 CGL Charity Auction, we will start to focus on two events in 2017: the CGL Charity Concert at the Unity Days Con (January in Vancouver), and the onsite CGL silent auction we are hosting at LOST 2017 next October in Hawaii!

CONTRIBUTING TO CGL

Year-round, we are open to item donations, from custom art and handcrafted items to screen-used props, signed scripts & photos, trading cards, limited edition prints & posters, sealed collectibles and more! If you are interested in possibly contributing something for our next major online charity auction (slated for 2018; date TBD), please email us any time: cancergetslost at gmail dot com!

If you would like to support Cancer Gets LOST by making a financial donation to help us cover operating costs, we have a Paypal button at the top right of this and every page on our site.

If you make a contribution in any amount, we will send you a CGL wristband!

Thank you again for your outstanding support, retweets/social media posts & shares, generous item donations and incredible bids in our charity auction!

If you’re going to either the September 22 or September 23 “We Have to Go Back” LOST Concerts with Michael Giacchino in Los Angeles, we are attending both nights and will see you there in a few weeks!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

 

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

Just a few of the items in our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

We are excited to finally debut our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction on eBay, and have selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds!

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction on eBay <– click here to view and bid!

There is a variety of rare and signed memorabilia in this auction from your favorite shows like The 100, Breaking Bad, Fear the Walking Dead, Fringe, Game of Thrones, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, The Walking Dead and more. In addition, we are absolutely thrilled to be featuring a very rare Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Star Wars Celebration poster signed by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)! A sincere note of gratitude to all who donated items to CGL for the auction; their names are noted within item descriptions.

A few logistical housekeeping notes, if you’re interested in bidding on any items – as this particular CGL auction is on eBay and different from any we’ve hosted before.

CHARITY OF CHOICE

CGL has selected the terrific childhood cancer organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice, to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds from this auction.

* You will see in each auction listing that 100% of the final sale price of each item will support FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. FJC is Cancer Gets LOST’s official fiscal sponsor! Thus, 100% of the final sale price from each item will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation via FJC at the end of this auction.

DONATION PROCESSING & RECEIPTS

The PayPal Giving Fund will process your donation, distribute the tax receipt and pay the donation to FJC upon completion of payment for your item.

SHIPPING

**Your item will ship within 10 business days after the PayPal Giving Fund receives your cleared payment. Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, you will note that I specified an extended handling time for all items. I aim to get you your items before Christmas (domestically; I can’t guarantee for international shipments), but please be patient – as this is a one-person operation!

2016 AUCTION!

The auction taking place now is rather small, but stay tuned for our massive 2016 charity auction (launching on 8.15.16) – because we are expecting to feature around 500 items from over 30 television shows and 10 films!

NON-AUCTION DONATIONS

Not interested in bidding on any items in this auction? Might I suggest that you consider a small donation to Cancer Gets LOST before the end of 2015? If you’re so kindly inclined, there is a PayPal button on the upper top right of our CGL site for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for participating in the auction, and for supporting both our endeavor and the amazing cause!

-Jo