The Cancer Gets Lost 2022 Online Charity Auction was a massive success, thanks to many very kind humans! We are so grateful to everyone that donated and/or signed items over the last few years, participated in this auction, donated additional money to the cause and retweeted or shared our posts.
Collectively, your kindness resulted in raising $52,000 via CGL – every cent of which is being donated to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance as we speak!
We’d like to give a shout-out of appreciation to the following people, without whom this auction would not have been possible.
Actors, crew members, journalists, PR folks, producers, and writers – all very generous with their time and contributions! Nestor Carbonell, Carlton Cuse, Emilie de Ravin, Meredith Eaton, Michael Emerson, Erin Felentzer, Jorge Garcia, Michael Giacchino, Justine Juel Gillmer, Eric Goldman, Maggie Grace, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Colton Haynes, Nadia Hilker, Rafe Judkins, Damon Lindelof, Josh McDermitt, Matt Nathanson, Jasika Nicole, Noreen O’Toole, Candice Patton, Jeff Pinkner, Norman Reedus, Mo Ryan, Liz Sagal, Naren Shankar, Kira Snyder and Steven Yeun.
Amazing artists that kindly donated some of their work for this auction! Kira Beaudoin, Dharma Supply Co./Jaime Van Wart, Maryne Lahaye, Sarah M and Zia Franny.
And of course, Friends of CGL! So many lovely people – the generous humans that donated items, stood in long lines at Cons to acquire autographs, etc. Apologies if we’ve missed or misspelled your name – please let us know! Christine D, Melissa E, Frog Photo, Ellen G, Helene, Rick H, Alice L, Huong L, Nicole L, Mireya, Ari M, Jess M, Ken M, Allison N, Tori P, Fong S, Lauren S. Alex T, Carrie W, Dawn Y and Kevin Z.
Special note of thanks to CGL Co-Founder Jared Wong! And Mom Garfein, who flew out from California to Wisconsin to help me package and ship several hundred auction packages! What a rock star she is.
PLANS FOR 2023 – 2024
While CGL does not have any other online charity auctions planned for 2022, we are already working on inventory for our next big auction in 2024. Because that will be the 20-year anniversary of LOST’s debut! And given that the show inspired our existence, and that fandom continues to be tremendously supportive – we plan to honor and commemorate the series with an online charity auction featuring rare and signed LOST items! We will keep you posted once we’ve selected the cancer charity to receive 100% of our auction proceeds in 2024.
Of course you know we will likely host a smaller online auction in 2023. 🙂 Dates and details TBD!
Not to sound like a broken record, but we could not be more thankful for your incredible support of both CGL and the CCA. We hope that you enjoyed your auction experience as much as we did, and that we’ll see you again in 2024!
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Take care, kind humans!
With deep gratitude,
Jo Garfein @jopinionated
Co-Founder, Cancer Gets Lost @CancerGetsLost