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)

Save the Date(s)! Upcoming CGL Charity Auctions

 

 

OCTOBER 8, 2017

Taking place in iconic Dharmaville (which is actually an active YMCA camp on Oahu in Hawaii) on October 8, CGL is absolutely thrilled to be hosting a silent charity auction at LOST 2017! Featuring all LOST items (many kindly signed), the auction is open exclusively for event attendees. 100% of all proceeds from this auction will be donated to PanCAN, in honor of my mother-in-law.

AUGUST 1 -11, 2018

Our next huge 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. 100% of the net proceeds from this auction will be donated to a specific cancer charity (to be determined in early 2018).

* Stay tuned for updates, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for frequent auction item photo teasers! *

Etc.!

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

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.

2018

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)

 

2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction: The Numbers!

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of fans across the globe, as well as all that contributed and/or signed items, Cancer Gets LOST raised an absolutely incredible amount of money to donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer!

2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction: The Numbers

454: auction items

762: registered bidders

225: winning bidders

$65,000 (auction net proceeds): Cancer Gets LOST donating to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!

Net Proceeds

In the interest of transparency, and because many of you have inquired, we felt that it was important to elaborate about what it means to donate the net proceeds from our charity auction, and the costs involved with hosting such a large charitable endeavor.

100% of the net proceeds from the 2016 CGL auction are being donated as we speak to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Every other cent raised in this auction was used to pay the following: auction hosting, catalog, photography, shipping services, Paypal fees and fiscal sponsor fees. PLUS, Cancer Gets LOST paid for ALL Buyers Premiums on our end, saving auction buyers an extra 20% per item won in the auction.

* Cancer Gets LOST made/took $0 from our charity auction.

Thank You Again!

We are so grateful for your support of CGL, and thankful for all of your support, retweets, link shares and positive encouragement along the way and throughout the auction.

2017 and Beyond

Our next two charity auctions will take place on site at fan events. CGL will be hosting smaller silent auctions at Unity Days 2017 in January (Vancouver) and LOST 2017 in October (Hawaii)! In the meantime, we have also already started working on our big 2018 online charity auction, and appreciate that so many of you have already reached out to donate items or assist us with autograph acquisitions.

Tweet us at any time if you have any questions, or would like to contribute to a future auction in some capacity! @CancerGetsLOST

– Jo

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

 

Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction: Closing Instructions!

Hello and thank you so much for your interest in and support of Cancer Gets LOST! Our current online charity auction comes to a close on Saturday, and below you will find information about the closing process, shipping, payment and taxes.

100% of the net proceeds from the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction are being donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Every bid counts, and we are incredibly appreciative for your participation in this auction!

* You can still register for the CGL charity auction up until Saturday morning, and place bids before items close; click here to view our catalog and register via our host Blacksparrow Inc.! *

Saturday: September 3, 2016

The 2016 CGL Charity Auction will begin closing on Saturday, September 3 at 10am PT: ONE ITEM AT A TIME, in order, as listed. Please note the closing time on each item as you strategize your personal bidding process.

After Auction Closes: Buyer Responsibility

  • Within two days following close of auction, our host Blacksparrow will email 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.

After Auction Closes: Shipping 

  • 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; with 454 auction items, there will be a large amount to process!
  • 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.).
  • Local pickup of items will be available (Glendale, CA) for those in the Los Angeles area!
  • Every item in the CGL Charity Auction will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Taxes

  • Only residents of California must pay applicable sales tax (9%) on final bid price of item.
  • If you win an item in the CGL auction valued at over $75, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from CGL/FJC. If you win an item valued under $75, you may request a tax receipt from CGL/FJC, or your Paypal receipt can serve as U.S. tax substantiation.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

  • After payments for all items purchased in the 2016 CGL Charity Auction have been received and processed, AND Blacksparrow has completed shipment of all items, CGL will then donate 100% of the auction net proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. We will share the total amount of money donated once that amount has been finalized!

Questions?

  • For any shipping questions, please email (info at blacksparrowinc dot com) or call Blacksparrow (818-937-9399).
  • For all other inquiries, please email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) or tweet us @CancerGetsLOST and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

Contributions & Donations

For those of you interested in supporting Cancer Gets LOST to help us cover our operating costs, there is always the option to make a tax-deductible contribution to CGL via FJC, our fiscal sponsor! On the top right of the CGL homepage, there is a “Donate to CGL via PayPal” button, for your convenience. Financial donations help offset the costs of shipping and auction hosting fees, and we appreciate every cent contributed toward the cause.

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

Thank You x108

We are tremendously grateful for your bids, tweets, Facebook shares, articles and word-of-mouth throughout this auction process; CGL is fueled by the generosity of fellow fans like you! Know that YOU have now made a difference in the lives of children bravely battling cancer. Because of your kind bids in our auction, we are going to be donating a substantial amount of money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and those funds will be applied to both research into new treatments/cures and supporting families with children with cancer.

Thank you. For everything.

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director & Co-Founder

8.15.16: The Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction is OPEN!

FINALLY! We have been awaiting 8.15.16 since the creation of Cancer Gets LOST in 2010 (and truly, since LOST began in 2004). Today we have the great honor of opening the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, featuring over 450 rare and signed items from 60+ TV shows and 18 films! 100% of the net proceeds from our auction are being donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a terrific organization that funds research for childhood cancer cures and also supports families with children battling cancer.

Hosted by Blacksparrow Inc., click HERE to register for the CGL auction and to view the auction itself! Bookmark the page, and happy bidding! The CGL Charity Auction will be open from August 15 until September 3, 2016.

Please visit this post for CGL auction logistics and further instructions!

If you have any questions throughout the auction, feel free to tweet or email us. For shipping inquiries: @BlacksparrowAuc or info@blacksparrowinc.com, for item questions: @CancerGetsLOST or cancergetslost@gmail.com.

We are incredibly appreciative for your interest and bids in the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, and want to extend a note of gratitude to everyone that donated time, money, items, autographs or general good will to CGL! Without the support from fans and those creating the shows/films we all love, CGL would not exist.

As you peruse our extensive selection of auction items and start placing your bids, know that you’re helping to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. And for that, we are tremendously grateful.

Bid together, buy alone! May the force be with you, may the odds be ever in your favor, and may we bid again!

-Jo

Jo Garfein
Executive Director, Co-Founder