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 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! https://www.32auctions.com/CGLconageddon


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

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

Donating to Cancer Gets LOST!

Dharma Pinot Noir, Cabernet & Chardonnay

*THIS IS ON HOLD, for now. We apologize, but we have to temporarily suspend our keychain offer until we can figure out a better solution for shipping. Originally, we offered free shipping worldwide; however, the cost of packaging and shipping keychains around the globe was far more expensive than we estimated.

In the interest of total transparency, it would have cost CGL 1/3 of the money donated thus far just to package and ship one round of keychains to the many kind contributors all over the world. So I paid for all of it out of pocket; I’d much rather CGL save that money for our 2018 charitable endeavors. FYI: legally, CGL is not able to ask you to pay for the shipping of keychains, as they are free promotional giveaways. Thus, a legal and improved upon process is in the works, likely to re-launch in early 2018. – Jo

**For those that have made donations to CGL thus far, THANK YOU! All keychains have shipped to those that participated in this first round of the giveaway. If anyone is still interested in making donations in any amount to Cancer Gets LOST, of course you’re welcome to! Alas, we are not going to be sending out any more keychains until further notice. Please stay tuned!

Hello friends! While it is not our style to ask for donations to Cancer Gets LOST directly, we thought we’d let you know about a very cool item that we’re giving away to those that do contribute $10 or more to CGL.

Huge thanks to Martin Evans for creating and donating 8 different styles of custom LOST keychains, which we are thrilled to now be able to give away to kind friends of CGL that contribute to our ongoing charitable endeavors!


If at any time you would like to make a donation to CGL, you will find the DONATE button at the top of our home page. Then when you click on the Donate button on that page and the Paypal page opens, you will see the name of our fiscal sponsor, FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds (they run our Paypal account). If you have a Paypal account, you will see the log-in on that page. If you do not have a Paypal account, you can still make a donation to CGL using your credit card via Paypal!

  • Minimum $10 donation = 1 keychain. $20 donation = 2 keychains, etc. You’re welcome to donate more for each, of course. 🙂
  • No limit to number of keychains/styles per person.
  • These keychains are NOT for sale; they are to be used in this giveaway only.
Fish Biscuit and Apollo Bar


Please forward your email receipt to us (cancergetslost at gmail dot com), and note your shipping address plus keychain preferences (number of keychains, and styles). It will be first come, first served in terms of keychains available. Our giveaway will remain open until supplies run out, and we will let you know when that is about to happen. As always, we encourage that you follow CGL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates and auction item previews!


Every custom LOST keychain is packaged in plastic, with a Dharma ribbon atop each and a CGL sticker on the back.

  • Apollo Bar
  • Dharma Beer (small pen lives in bottom of beer can; twist to remove & use!)
  • Dharma Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Dharma Potato Crisps
  • Dharma Wine (3 choices: Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)
  • Fish Biscuit
  • MacCutcheon Whisky
  • Moriah Vineyards Wine
Moriah Vineyards wine, MacCutcheon Whisky


All keychain shipments will begin on December 1, via regular mail. However, we are not able to guarantee delivery of keychains before December 25, 2017! CGL is paying for the packaging and shipment of all keychains, so we do appreciate your patience in advance. And yes, we will ship internationally!


We are grateful for any contribution you make to Cancer Gets LOST, as it helps to cover our operating expenses and allows us to continue hosting the best possible charity auctions that we can!

As always, if you’re interested in donating a potential auction item to CGL, please let us know via email, Twitter or FB! We are open to memorabilia from popular movies and television shows, and the item donation cut-off for our next online auction will be March 1, 2018. The official launch date for our huge 2018 online charity auction, featuring 500 items from 50+ shows and 15+ films is August 1, 2018!

With genuine appreciation for your support of CGL,

Jo Garfein (Co-Founder, Executive Director)

Dharma beer, potato crisps & chocolate bar

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


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)!


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.


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)

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

Leukemia Fundraiser with Eliza Taylor

*UPDATE: Thanks to the very kind fans that bid on and won items in the Auction for Isla, we were able to donate $5,095 (every cent raised in the auction) to Isla’s family fundraiser, to help cover her leukemia care expenses. THANK YOU all so much!

Isla (photo courtesy of Eliza)

Hello and welcome to Cancer Gets LOST. Here is a link to the auction I am working on with Eliza for her family friend in Thailand – Auction for Isla. In addition, if you’d like make a donation directly to Isla’s family to help cover the cost of her treatment for leukemia – click HERE for their family fundraising page!

Thank you for your patience, interest and amazing support! Please follow @MisElizaJane @TaoPrimary (the non-profit school Eliza runs in Thailand) & @jopinionated on Twitter for updates.

* To clarify, this fundraising auction is being hosted by me personally, and not CGL. There are logistics involved, but long story short…it is because 100% of the proceeds from this auction are being donated to an individual family rather than to a cancer charity. Eliza and I guarantee that every cent raised in this auction will be donated to Isla’s family fund, and we will share the receipt once the auction ends and all winning bidders have paid for their items.

Thank you in advance for helping us to raise money for little Isla’s leukemia treatments. It means the world to all involved.

– 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

CGL at Unity Days 2017: Silent Auction!

Cancer Gets LOST is very excited to partner with Unity Events Canada to be the official charity partner of Unity Days 2017! Unity Days is a 3 day convention dedicated to The CW series The 100, as well as their amazing fan community.

CGL will be hosting a small silent charity auction at Unity Days 2017 on Friday, January 13 in Vancouver! Auction will be open for all attendees from 5pm-7pm & 8pm-10pm in the hotel foyer (near the Unity Days reg desk).

Items in the CGL charity auction at Unity Days will all be related to The 100 (some already signed), including many that would be fantastic to bring to autograph ops on Saturday and Sunday at the Con!

On Friday evening at Unity Days, if you place any bids in our charity auction, please check to see if you’ve won the items at exactly 10pm. Because if you win an item in our Unity Days charity auction, payment will be required immediately via our CGL PayPal! The link is on the upper right on this page. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can either sign up for one on their site or use a credit card to pay CGL via PayPal.

* Please note, when you click on our PayPal DONATE button, you’ll see “FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds” – this is correct! FJC is CGL’s fiscal sponsor, and they run our PayPal account.

If you win more than one item, please combine; add up the total amount owed to CGL from your auction wins, and make one PayPal payment.

After making payment via PayPal, simply sign the bottom of your final bid sheet and show Jo/other CGL team members your email receipts on your phones to pick up items after the auction! All instructions and links will also be printed out on bidding sheets. We appreciate your patience in advance, as we will only have a few Cancer Gets LOST folks working the auction and it will take some time to confirm receipts and hand out items upon completion of the auction!

CGL will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this auction to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (in honor of my mother-in-law, who is bravely battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer).

It is very kind of the Unity Days event organizers to include us, and we are very appreciative for the opportunity to be their charity of choice.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Unity Days had to cancel the CGL Charity Concert that was to take place at the event on Saturday, January 14. Per Unity Days: “all tickets purchased for the concert and cocktail and concert will be refunded via Eventbrite and will appear on the customer’s original method of payment.” For any questions, please email ​leana@unityeventscanada.com.​

However, we are thrilled to still be hosting the silent charity auction on Friday night at Unity Days, and hope to see you there!

Unity Days TICKETS

Unity Days 2017

Click on the green TICKETS button on the right side to open a menu. You can purchase passes to the Con, photo and autograph ops, and meet & greets.

* As a lovely bonus, I will be moderating all of the actor panels at Unity Days 2017 – a fantastic honor and experience that I look forward to with great enthusiasm! This cast in particular has signed countless items for our auctions and has been tremendously supportive of CGL; I have worked with many of them over the last two years on our various charitable endeavors. There will be 12 actors from The 100 at Unity Days, including: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Chelsey Reist, Jarod Joseph, Katie Stuart, Luisa D’Olivera, Sachin Sahel, Tasya Teles and Jessica Harmon!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder (@JOpinionated, @CancerGetsLOST)