Live CGL LOST 10 Year Finale Anniversary Interviews!

We Have to Go Back! 

 

Saturday, May 23 is the 10 year anniversary of the LOST series finale. Time quite literally flies! To celebrate the show, the lasting legacy and impact – Cancer Gets Lost is thrilled to be hosting a series of live 30-60 minute interviews with a few familiar faces, exclusively on our Instagram account!

 

 

Live Chat Schedule!

 

  • 2pm PT/5pm ET: Jorge Garcia (Hurley)
  • 3pm PT/6pm ET: Michael Emerson (Ben Linus)
  • 4pm PT/7pm ET: Bobby Moynihan (LOST fan & proud owner of the fish biscuit machine! Saturday Night Live alum, currently starring in DuckTales, Nature Cat & Star Wars Resistance, among other VO projects!)

To watch our interviews live on May 23, simply log in to Instagram on your device of choice, follow @CancerGetsLost (if you’re not already!), and click on CGL’s logo at the top of your Instagram home page. Our logo should show as “Live” during the time slots mentioned above. You will have the opportunity to submit questions during each live session, and we will try to get to as many as we can during the allotted time!

 

All of our video chats with the actors will be saved permanently to our Instagram page after, in case you aren’t able to join us live! And no, we will not be posting them on FB, YouTube or any other location later.

 

FYI! Of course we inquired with everyone that worked on LOST that we are in contact with, so please do not @ any of the cast/crew on social media, asking why they are not involved! It is always a choice, this event falls on a weekend, and CGL does not have a personal connection to all that were involved behind the scenes & on screen.

 

We Have To Give Back! 

 

Throughout the day on Saturday (not just during the live interviews), CGL will be promoting a variety of relevant health & human services-focused charities that are providing essential assistance during the pandemic, selected by each actor we are interviewing. We will be promoting the charities with links during each live chat (and links are also below), providing the opportunity for fans around to world to make donations if they are able.

 

 

**Because there are local food banks in most major cities, if you make a donation any time between now and Saturday, May 30 to any regional food bank, that counts as well!

 

 

Incentive time! If you make a donation in any amount to any of the charities above (from now through May 30) AND you forward CGL a copy of your email receipt to cancergetslost at gmail dot com, we will send you a very cool custom LOST keychain (kindly created and donated by Martin E.). Quantities are limited, and styles will be randomly chosen; no special requests please.

 

Plus! In a few weeks we will be placing all donation receipts in a hat and randomly selecting 23 fans to receive fun LOST items, including t-shirts, pins, signed photos and trading cards! Make as many separate donations as you like; each one will count as one entry each for our giveaway.

 

 

Shipping Details

 

Yes, this opportunity to give back is open for fans around the world to participate. However! For that reason, CGL does not anticipate shipping out the keychains and other LOST items until later this summer, at the very least. We have experienced issues recently with international shipping due to the pandemic and package restrictions in various countries, and are monitoring the situation to assess when it will be safe to ship abroad again. We appreciate your patience in advance, and will keep you posted when shipping commences!

 

Thank You!

 

We are grateful for your support not only of Cancer Gets Lost, but of the myriad non-profits out there, trying to make a difference in the world. Your kind contributions over the last 10 years via CGL charity auctions alone have resulted in over $200,000 of donations to various cancer charities. Absolutely astonishing and appreciated! And we are nowhere near done with this journey. We Have to Give Back!

 

Take care of yourselves, kind friends.

-Jo Garfein (Co-Founder)

CGL Charity Auction to Benefit ALSF: Post-Auction Instructions

Thank you for participating in the Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation! Every cent raised will be donated to ALSF’s Emergency COVID-19 Fund for childhood cancer patients and their families during the pandemic, so we are tremendously grateful for your very kind donations!

Post-Auction Instructions

  • If you win an item in our online charity auction: PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT BEFORE YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM CGL (there is no way to pay on or via our external auction host site, 32auctions)!
  • CGL will email ALL winning bidders within 1 day of auction close, with payment link, instructions and item total(s).

** IMPORTANT NOTE: If the name on your Paypal account used to pay for your auction item is NOT your real full name (i.e. a nickname or name of business), you must let us know! CGL does not have access to our Paypal account, nor are we able to see any addresses you input into your Paypal. Our fiscal sponsor FJC sends us a report of payments to our Paypal account, but requires that they match the REAL FULL NAMES of winning bidders (for tax receipt purposes)!

Payment & Deadlines

  • In the email you receive after the auction closes, 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 on this website in order for the winning bid payments to be made to our fiscal sponsor FJC, for them to process. If you try to make a payment via the Paypal site or app, FJC will never see or process it.
  • CGL has non-profit, tax exempt status thanks to a fiscal sponsorship by FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. You will see their name on our Paypal account, as they oversee it for us.
  • PLEASE make sure that you enter the exact amount when you make your PayPal payment! This includes your winning bid amount(s) AND shipping cost.
  • **AFTER you make your payment, please forward your PayPal email receipt to CGL (CGLauctions at gmail dot com) and include BOTH your billing and shipping addresses in the email, as we are not able to view or access them via PayPal! We need both addresses (if separate), for shipping and tax receipt purposes.
  • You will have 7 DAYS from the day you receive the email from CGL after the auction ends to complete payments for all items won in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand!
  • You do not have to have a PayPal account, but we strongly recommend it. PayPal does offer the option to pay via credit card.

Shipping

  • Because of current world events and restrictions as a result of the pandemic, CGL will not be shipping out auction items until at least June 2020.
  • CGL’s fiscal sponsor FJC has to verify and process payments from winning bidders before we can start packaging and shipping out items. 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.
  • Shipping of all auction items will take place AFTER all payments have been received, confirmed and processed by FJC.
  • When possible, we combine shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer. If one item requires a poster tube and the other requires a hardcover flat envelope, we will have to ship two separate packages to one buyer.
  • All packages will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail & USPS Priority Mail International (for Canada addresses only) and include both insurance and tracking.
  • Canadian participants: winning bidders are responsible for ANY/ALL Customs and Import Duties that may apply once your shipment arrives in Canada.
  • Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders when items are shipped out.

Tax Receipts

If you win an item in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from our fiscal sponsor, FJC (which should arrive 6-8 weeks after the auction ends).

Donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

After all payments for items won in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction have been received and processed, and Cancer Gets Lost has completed shipment of all items, we will then donate 100% of ALL auction proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Emergency COVID-19 Fund. We will share the total amount of money to be donated once that amount has been finalized!

For those that may not have participated or won items in our charity auction, but are still interested in supporting the cause: you can of course make a donation in any amount directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Here is Cancer Gets Lost’s ALSF fundraising page; we do not earn or keep a cent – every donation made directly or via our auction will go to ALSF!

Questions?

  • For any shipping questions, please email us (CGLauctions at gmail dot com).
  • For all other inquiries, please tweet us @CancerGetsLOST and 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).

Thank You!

Thank you again for participating in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation! We are honored to be able to donate 100% of our auction proceeds to ALSF and, thanks to your collective kindness – every cent will be contributed to assisting childhood cancer patients and their families during the pandemic.

Take care, kind friends!

Jo Garfein (Co-Founder)

 

 

 

CGL Charity Auction to Benefit Childhood Cancer Patients During the Pandemic

The honest truth is that children undergoing cancer treatments are immunocompromised, making them one of the groups most susceptible to COVID-19. But for children with cancer, treatment can’t stop – despite the pandemic. Many families are facing even more economic uncertainty during this time.

Cancer Gets Lost would like to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation provide critical services for these families. Therefore, we decided to host a new and smaller online charity auction – and 100% of all proceeds from this auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund; every cent raised!

For those that may not be interested in bidding on any items in our charity auction but are still interested in supporting the cause, you can of course make a donation in any amount directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Here is Cancer Gets Lost’s ALSF fundraising page; we do not earn or keep a cent – every donation made directly or via our auction will go to ALSF!

PRE-AUCTION DETAILS

Our charity auction is now open in Preview Mode and for registration, and the auction itself will be open from Friday, May 1 at 8:15am PT through Saturday, May 9 at 4pm PT! LINK: https://www.32auctions.com/CGL2020

All items in this particular CGL charity auction are photos, art and small posters from some of your favorite TV shows! All are kindly signed by a variety of actors, producers and more. To preview many of these items, please see the slideshow at the end of this post!

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS & DELAYS

BEFORE you register to participate in this CGL charity auction, please note the following!

  1. Due to CGL’s recent & complicated international shipping issues because of world events, this auction is open to U.S. & Canada residents only.
  2. However! If you live outside of the U.S./Canada AND plan to attend a Con we are attending in future, we will hand-carry items to deliver to you in person (if you don’t mind waiting). This includes the next Conageddon, ATX TV Festival and SDCC. Please contact us in advance of registration if so!
  3. ALL shipping will be delayed, likely to take place in June. Subject to change, given the current state of the world. We appreciate your patience in advance!
  4. We have decided to provide FREE shipping for all items in this charity auction! All items will be shipped in rigid envelopes or poster tubes, and include both insurance and tracking.

POST-AUCTION DETAILS

If you bid on & win an item in this charity auction – following close of auction, you will be directed back here to our website for all payment details and instructions. CGL accepts PayPal only, via our fiscal sponsor FJC, and the donation link lives here on CGL’s site only (you will not be making any payments via 32auctions, our auction host site).

FUTURE CGL CHARITY AUCTIONS

We are very aware and respectful of the fact that everyone is trying to save money right now, or at least cutting back on non-essential purchases. Please know that there will be plenty of opportunities in the future for everyone to participate in our charity auctions & bid on similar items!

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting CGL and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer.

Let’s all Bid For The Kids!

– Jo Garfein

Co-Founder, Cancer Gets Lost

 

CGL 2020 LOST Online Charity Auction Update!

UPDATE

Hello kind friends! We so appreciated your participation in the Cancer Gets Lost 2020 Online Charity Auction. Because of your tremendous generosity, CGL has made a $22,000 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Full transparency: that is every cent raised after we had to reimburse one auction winner due to an item damaged beyond repair during shipment.

We are so grateful for your very kind support of the LLS, because your collective contributions will be applied to both patient services and cutting edge blood cancer research. From the bottom of our hearts: thank you thank you thank you!

Older information:

POST-AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS

CLOSING, PAYMENT & SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS!

  • If you win an item in our online charity auction: PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT BEFORE YOU RECEIVE YOUR INVOICE FROM CANCER GETS LOST VIA EMAIL!**
  • CGL will email itemized invoices to ALL winning bidders within 4 days of auction close, including item total + shipping cost.
  • You will be receiving an email confirmation from our external auction hosting site only about any lots you win, but NOT an invoice. Your invoice will be sent by CGL only.
  • If you win multiple items, they will be combined on one invoice!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If the name on your Paypal account used to pay for your auction item is NOT your real full name (i.e. a nickname or name of business), you must let us know! CGL does not have access to our Paypal account, nor are we able to see any addresses you input into your Paypal. Our fiscal sponsor FJC sends us a report of payments to our Paypal account, but requires that they match the REAL FULL NAMES of winning bidders (for tax receipt purposes)!

Invoice, Payment & Deadlines

  • In the email with your invoice, 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 on this website in order for the winning bid payments to be made to our fiscal sponsor FJC, for them to process. If you try to make a payment via the Paypal site or app, FJC will never see or process it.
  • PLEASE make sure that you enter the exact amount from your invoice when you make your PayPal payment! This includes your winning bid amount(s) and shipping cost.
  • **AFTER you make payment, please forward your PayPal email receipt to CGL (CGLauctions at gmail dot com) and include BOTH your billing and shipping addresses in the email, as we are not able to view or access them via PayPal! We need both addresses (if separate), for shipping and tax receipt purposes.
  • You will have 7 DAYS from the day you receive your invoice to complete payments for all items won in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction!
  • You do not have to have a PayPal account, but we strongly recommend it. PayPal does offer the option to pay via credit card.

SHIPPING

  • Because CGL is a 2-person operation that we run in our spare time, and CGL’s fiscal sponsor FJC has to verify and process payments from over one hundred different winning bidders, please note: it will take up to 4 WEEKS before we start shipping out items to winning bidders in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction! 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.
  • Full disclosure: because I am handling the packaging & shipping alone, on top of a full-time job, shipment of all CGL auction packages will take place in March 2020. It may be up to 4 weeks after you’ve paid your invoices that I am able to ship out items and appreciate your patience in advance!
  • Shipping of all auction items will take place AFTER all payments have been received, confirmed and processed by FJC.
  • When possible, we combine shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer. If one item requires a poster tube and another requires a box, we will have to ship two separate packages to one buyer.
  • All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail and include both insurance and tracking. (FYI: insurance is free for items valued up to $50, but we must pay $2-$8 more per package to insure items of higher value).
  • All overseas packages will be shipped via USPS International Priority Mail and will include tracking. (FYI: Priority Mail International shipments are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $200 – but it is prohibitively expensive to add on additional insurance).
  • Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders when items are shipped out.
  • To reiterate: the winning bidder is responsible for ANY/ALL Customs and Import Duties that may apply once our shipment arrives in your country. 
  • A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany every item from the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction.
  • Please note: to save money and help the environment, we are repurposing boxes and packaging for some auction shipments.
  • We are not able to ship liquid items outside of the United States.

CGL has to adhere to international shipping restrictions. There are also a few countries that require prohibitively high customs fees when items arrive, so we try to avoid shipping there. On top of that, CGL has experienced stolen/lost shipments in several countries, and that cost comes out of our operating budget. Therefore, please check the list of countries below that we are unable to ship to, before bidding in this charity auction. Thank you.

If your country is listed below and you are still interested in participating in this auction, please contact us in advance of registration to discuss our options!

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Burundi, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar, Greenland, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Korea (North and South), Kuwait, Lao, Liberia, Madagascar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pitcairn, Reunion, Russia, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Georgia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Wallis & Futuna, Yemen.

Tax Receipts

If you win an item in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online 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 (which should arrive 6-8 weeks after the auction ends).

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donation

  • AFTER payments for all items won in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction have been received and processed, AND Cancer Gets Lost has completed shipment of all items, we will then donate 100% of ALL auction proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We will share the total amount of money to be donated once that amount has been finalized!

Questions?

  • For any shipping questions, please email us (CGLauctions at gmail dot com).
  • For all other inquiries, please tweet us @CancerGetsLOST and 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).

CONTRIBUTIONS TO CGL

For those of you interested in supporting CGL in addition to or instead of participating in our 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) to discuss at your convenience.

THANK YOU!

Thank you again for participating in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction! We are genuinely honored to be able to donate our net proceeds to LLS, and thanks to YOUR kindness – a significant amount will be contributed to their crucial blood cancer cure research and patient services.

– Jo Garfein

CGL 2020 LOST Online Charity Auction Instructions!

 

PRE-AUCTION DETAILS

The Cancer Gets Lost 2020 Online Charity Auction is NOW OPEN online for LOST fans around the world, from February 8 -15!

Returning to our roots, and in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the series finale, all items in our auction are LOST related – and most are rare or signed! Items were all kindly donated by fans and actors, producers, writers, etc. Contributors include Carlton Cuse, Michael Emerson, Michael Giacchino, Damon Lindelof and many more behind the scenes!

You can registration for our charity auction at any time while it is open.

We ask that you please read all Transparency, Terms & Conditions and Shipping Restriction details BEFORE you register for our charity auction. 

AUCTION LINK: EXTERNAL

CGL hosts the auction itself on an external auction host site, which you can access HERE!

BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR OUR AUCTION: PLEASE READ!

CGL Charity Auction Transparency: Buyer’s Premium Fee 

Most auctions of this magnitude require winning bidders to pay a Buyer’s Premium fee per item, in addition to the winning bid and shipping cost. CGL has decided to cover all Buyers Premium Fees (3% per item), so that you don’t have to! Winning bidders will now only have to pay for items won + shipping. This allows CGL to donate 100% of ALL auction proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

CGL Charity Terms & Conditions

  • Disclaimer: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS IN THE 2020 CANCER GETS LOST CHARITY AUCTION ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
  • There are NO refunds! 100% of the net proceeds from the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction are being donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • 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.

SHIPPING NOTES & RESTRICTIONS

**The winning bidder is responsible for ANY/ALL Customs and Import Duties that may apply once our shipment arrives in your country. Please check your own country fees/duties before placing bids and decide for yourself if you are willing and able to cover the additional fees/duties!

CGL has to adhere to international shipping restrictions. There are also a few countries that require prohibitively high customs fees when items arrive, so we try to avoid shipping there. On top of that, CGL has experienced stolen/lost shipments in several countries, and that cost comes out of our operating budget. Therefore, please check the list of countries below that we are unable to ship to, before bidding in this charity auction. Thank you.

If your country is listed below and you are still interested in participating in this auction, please contact us in advance of registration to discuss our options!

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Burundi, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar, Greenland, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Korea (North and South), Kuwait, Lao, Liberia, Madagascar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pitcairn, Reunion, Russia, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Georgia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Wallis & Futuna, Yemen.

CGL AUCTION REGISTRATION PROCESS!

It is free, fast and easy to register for the 2020 CGL Online Charity Auction on our auction host site, which you can do HERE. We appreciate your patience, because we must approve each bidder individually. This process is necessary but quick; all approvals will occur within hours of registration (except when we are sleeping!).

Once the CGL auction ends, we kindly ask two things of you: 1) please CHECK YOUR EMAIL within 4 days of auction close and 2) return to this site and read our Post Auction Instructions for details about making payments to the CGL Paypal account for auction items won after you receive an invoice from us.

**IMPORTANT: Please register to bid using an email account that you actually check/use! It has become a challenging issue for us after charity auctions when we are unable to contact a few winning bidders because they never check the email they registered with again!

WE HAVE TO GIVE BACK!

100% of all auction proceeds from the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures, and leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals.

We selected LLS to receive our auction net proceeds in honor of my father, who is battling a rare blood cancer (but currently winning the battle!).

CGL Charity Auction Transparency: Fiscal Sponsor  

Full disclosure: we fund Cancer Gets Lost ourselves, with our own money. Neither CGL Co-Founder Jared Wong nor I earn any money raised in any of our charity auctions (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!

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!

If you win an item in the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction for a winning bid amount higher than the starting price of the item, you will automatically receive a tax receipt from FJC (which should arrive 6-8 weeks after the auction ends).

*Please see our next post (CGL 2020 LOST Online Charity Auction Payment & Shipping Details) for all Post-Auction instructions*

** Shipping note: because I am handling the packaging & shipping alone, on top of a full-time job, shipment of all CGL auction packages will take place in March 2020. It will be up to 4 weeks after you’ve paid your invoices that I am able to start shipping out items (and appreciate your patience in advance)!

If you have any questions, please email us (CGLauctions at gmail dot com).

Thank you so much for your interest and support!

Bid Together, Buy Alone!

Cheers,

Jo Garfein (Executive Director/Co-Founder)

The 2020 Cancer Gets LOST Online Charity Auction!

Our next charity auction will launch in early 2020! The Cancer Gets Lost 2020 Online Charity Auction will be open for fans around the world from February 8 – 15. Because 815!

We Have To Give Back!

The 10 year anniversary of the LOST series finale is next year, so CGL will be returning to our roots; our next charity auction features all LOST items! Most of our auction items are signed or rare, and kindly donated by fans and actors, producers, writers, etc. Contributors thus far include Carlton Cuse, Michael Emerson, Michael Giacchino, Damon Lindelof and many more behind the scenes!

If you are interested in possibly contributing a rare, authentic or signed item for this auction, please email us at your convenience (cancergetslost at gmail dot com). And thank you for the consideration!

CGL hosts the auction itself on an external auction host site, and we will share the link here once it is open in Preview Mode (late January 2020). Later this year, we will post pre and post auction details, for those of you that want to participate.

100% of the net proceeds (100% of every cent raised after we pay our vendors) from the 2020 Cancer Gets Lost Online Charity Auction will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures, and leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals.

We selected LLS to receive our auction net proceeds in honor of my father, who is battling a rare blood cancer (but currently winning the battle!).

CGL Charity Auction Transparency

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!

Stay tuned for more details, and please follow us on Twitter (@CancerGetsLost) for frequent auction item previews!

Thank you so much for your very kind support of our charitable endeavors.

-Jo Garfein (Executive Director & Co-Founder)

2019 CGL TV Writers Room Doodles Online Charity Auction!

The Cancer Gets Lost TV Writers Room Doodles Online Charity Auction is now open for fans around the world, from August 21-31, 2019!  It features custom doodles, sketches and more from over 35 different TV shows! 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the childhood cancer charity The Pablove Foundation.

HERE is the link here if you’d like to create an account and register for our auction on our external hosting site, 32Auctions! All Pre and Post Auction Instructions are below.

Bidding will be open for 10 days: from 8:15am PT on Wednesday, August 21 until 3:15pm PT on Saturday, August 31!

Created on note cards, show stationary, script covers, origami and even needlepoint – the doodles have all been kindly donated by various writers rooms. The entire auction is being curated by our good friend Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LOST, The Middleman, The 100), Co-Executive Producer of the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance!

Participating shows:

  • Arrow (The CW)
  • Black Lightning (The CW)
  • Blindspot (NBC)
  • Bookburners (Serial Box audio)
  • [Untitled] Bridgerton Project (Shonda Rhimes Netflix show/debut TBD)
  • Cowboy Bebop (Netflix/debut TBD)
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix/debuts August 30)
  • Empire (FOX)
  • The Expanse (Amazon)
  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
  • The Flash (The CW)
  • The Good Doctor (ABC)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Into the Badlands (AMC)
  • Knightfall (History)
  • Locke & Key (Netflix/debuts in 2020)
  • Lost in Space (Netflix)
  • The Magicians (Syfy)
  • Midnight Texas
  • The Originals
  • People of Earth
  • Roswell, NM
  • Quantico
  • Salem
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Smallville
  • Snowpiercer (TBS/debuts in 2020)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Supergirl (The CW)
  • Supernatural (The CW)
  • Titans (DC Universe)
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • You (Netflix)
  • 12 Monkeys
  • The 100 (The CW)

[Shows without networks listed are no longer on the air.]

We are honored to be able to donate 100% of our proceeds (every cent raised) from the CGL TV Writers Room Doodles Online Charity Auction to The Pablove Foundation. Pablove is a wonderful organization that invests in underfunded, cutting edge pediatric cancer research and also improves the lives of children living with cancer (through the arts). The Pablove Shutterbugs program works with childhood cancer patients to develop their creative voice through the art of photography.

PRE-AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS

• If you’d like to participate in the CGL TV Writers Room Doodles Charity Auction, you will need to please register on our external auction hosting site (32Auctions). It is FREE, fast and easy to create a new account and be eligible to bid in the CGL auction. To view all 61 items, click on the green View All Items button on the left side. In the yellow bar that appears atop the page, you will then have the option to create an account or log in if you already have one.

• To prevent potentially fraudulent activity, CGL approves each registration individually – and we 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 in our auction. But you will also have the option of paying for items with a credit card via PayPal.

** Disclaimer: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS IN THE 2019 CANCER GETS LOST TV WRITERS ROOM DOODLES CHARITY AUCTION ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. There are NO refunds! ALL sales are final & non-refundable, because every cent raised in the CGL TV Writers Room Doodles Charity Auction will be donated to The Pablove Foundation, a childhood cancer charity. To avoid fraudulent activity, we kindly ask that you please only bid on items in this auction if you’re willing and able to pay for them. Thank you! **

POST-AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS

PAYMENT

If you win an item in our auction, you will need to return here to the CGL site in order to make your auction payment! There is NOT an option to pay via the 32Auctions hosting site.

On our website, please click on the “Donate” button at the top of the page or the yellow Donate button on the right side of the page! A new window will open:

Donate to

FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds

Purpose: Cancer Gets LOST

$0.00 USD

In the $0.00 USD or Other Amount box, it is your responsibility to input the EXACT amount owed for your total auction item win(s)! And then click Donate with PayPal if you already have an account, or Donate with a Debit or Credit Card if you do not have a PayPal account.

Make sure to INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS, please! $5 for each domestic (United States) package, and $10 for each international package. If you win more than 1 item in this auction, please simply add $1 for each to your payment total.

After you have paid for your items, you’ll receive a PayPal receipt via email.

**PLEASE forward your PayPal email receipt to CGLauctions at gmail dot com! AND please let us know if the name on your PayPal account differs from your real name; if it is a business, nickname or other name – we MUST have your real name and billing address in order for FJC to send your tax receipt.**

Once the auction closes, you will have 7 DAYS to complete payment for any items won in the 2019 Cancer Gets Lost TV Writers Room Doodles Charity 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 control and manage it for us. Anyone that makes an auction item payment/donation will receive a tax receipt from FJC.]

SHIPPING

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 start to ship out auction items. Please allow us 3-4 weeks for this process, and thank you in advance for your patience!

• All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS, and include both insurance and tracking when available. Shipping notifications with tracking info will be emailed to winning bidders.

• All international packages will be shipped via USPS International First Class or USPS International Priority Mail. FYI: we are not able to ship to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan or Syria.

PLEASE NOTE: The winning bidder is responsible for ANY/ALL Customs and Import Duties that may apply once the CGL auction shipment arrives in your country. Please check your own country fees/duties before placing bids, and decide for yourself if you are willing and able to cover the additional fees/duties!

If you win more than one item, they will be shipped together.

Every CGL auction item and item package will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

POST-AUCTION DONATION

After ALL payments for items won in the 2019 Cancer Gets Lost TV Writers Room Doodles Charity Auction have been received, confirmed and processed by FJC, AND Cancer Gets Lost has completed shipment of all items – we will then donate 100% of the auction proceeds to The Pablove Foundation; every cent raised! We will share the total amount of money raised and donated, once that number has been finalized.

Thank you so much for your support of CGL and The Pablove Foundation! We are so appreciative for your generosity and kindness.

-Jo Garfein (CGL Co-Founder, Executive Director)

The 2019 CGL Conageddon2 Online Charity Auction!

UPDATE: The CGL Conageddon2 Charity Auction is now closed, and we will announce the grand total to be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer in mid-April! Thank you again to all that participated and kindly donated to the cause!

 

CGL is proud to partner again with our friends at Conageddon to present the 2019 Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon2 Charity Auction, online & open from March 12 – 20 for fans around the world! Featuring all The 100 items, many kindly signed by the cast, every cent raised in this auction will be donated to the children’s cancer charity CURE Childhood Cancer. #BidForTheKids!

The CGL online auction is now open for you to start registering and bidding, and will remain open until 8:15am on March 20! Please click HERE to create an account on our external hosting site 32Auctions, and/or to log in and start bidding on auction items! Pre and post auction instructions are below. There are 56 items in the auction total; make sure you scroll down and click the arrow to page 2, to view all!

PRE-AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS

  • If you’d like to participate in the CGL Conageddon2 Charity Auction, you need to please register on our auction hosting site, 32Auctions. It is FREE, fast and easy to create a new account and be eligible to bid in the CGL auction. Click on our auction link above, and then click on the green View All Items button on the left side. In the yellow bar that appears atop the page, you will then have the option to create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • To prevent potentially fraudulent activity, CGL approves each registration individually – and we 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 in our auction. But you will also have the option of paying for items with a credit card via PayPal.

** Disclaimer: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS IN THE 2019 CANCER GETS LOST CONAGEDDON2 CHARITY AUCTION ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. There are NO refunds! ALL sales are final & non-refundable, because every cent raised in the CGL Conageddon2 Charity Auction will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer, a children’s cancer charity. To avoid fraudulent activity, we kindly ask that you please only bid on items in this auction if you’re willing and able to pay for them. Thank you! **

POST-AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS

PAYMENT

If you win an item in our auction, you will need to return here to the CGL site in order to make your auction payment! There is NOT an option to pay via the 32Auctions hosting site.

On our website, please click on the “Donate” button at the top of the page or the yellow Donate button on the right side of the page! A new window will open:

Donate to
FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
Purpose: Cancer Gets LOST
$0.00 USD

In the $0.00 USD or Other Amount box, it is your responsibility to input the EXACT amount owed for your total auction item win(s)! And then click Donate with PayPal if you already have an account, or Donate with a Debit or Credit Card if you do not have a PayPal account.

After you have paid for your items, you’ll receive a PayPal receipt via email.

**PLEASE forward your PayPal email receipt to CGLauctions at gmail dot com! AND please let us know if the name on your PayPal account differs from your real name; if it is a business, nickname or other name – we MUST have your real name and billing address in order for FJC to send your tax receipt.**

You will have 7 DAYS to complete payment for any items won in the 2019 Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon2 Charity 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 control and manage it for us. Anyone that makes an auction item payment/donation will receive a tax receipt from FJC.]

SHIPPING

Once CGL has received PayPal receipts from all winning bidders and our fiscal sponsor FJC has confirmed that ALL payments have been verified (and none are fraudulent), CGL will start to ship out auction items. Please allow us 3-4 weeks for this process, and thank you in advance for your patience!

  • All domestic packages will be shipped via USPS, and include both insurance and tracking when available. 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 international packages will be shipped via USPS International First Class or USPS International Priority Mail.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The winning bidder is responsible for ANY/ALL Customs and Import Duties that may apply once the CGL auction shipment arrives in your country. Please check your own country fees/duties before placing bids, and decide for yourself if you are willing and able to cover the additional fees/duties!

Each individual Cancer Gets Lost charity auction item will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

The 2019 Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon2 Charity Auction is dedicated to the memory of sweet Isla, Eliza Taylor’s young friend that recently lost her battle with cancer. We are grateful for your support of this auction, which honors her memory by supporting other children and their families that are facing this disease.

I had the opportunity to host a fundraising auction with Eliza for Isla and her family a few years ago, and as a kindness to honor Isla’s legacy – I am personally covering the cost of packaging and shipping for ALL auction items (U.S. and international) in this auction.

But to reiterate: the winning bidder IS responsible for ANY/ALL Customs and Import Duties that may apply once the auction shipment arrives in your country. 

If you win more than one item, they will be shipped together, unless one requires a poster tube or Pop box. Flat art and photos will be shipped separately.

POST-AUCTION DONATION

After ALL payments for items won in the 2019 Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon2 Charity Auction have been received, confirmed and processed by FJC, AND Cancer Gets Lost has completed shipment of all items – we will then donate 100% of the auction proceeds to CURE Childhood Cancer; every cent raised! We will share the total amount of money raised and donated, once that number has been finalized.

Thank you so much for your support of CGL and CURE Childhood Cancer! We are so appreciative for your generosity and kindness.

Jo Garfein

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cancer Gets Lost

CGL Conageddon2 Online Charity Auction! March 12 – 20, 2019

Happy New Year!

CGL is proud to partner again with our friends at Conageddon to present the Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon2 Charity Auction, online and opening in March for fans around the world! Featuring all The 100 items, most kindly signed by the cast, every cent raised in the auction will be donated to a children’s cancer charity.

Open online from March 12 – 20 (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!

We will post a link to the online auction here, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, once it is live and open for bids! In addition, we’ll post very detailed pre and post auction instructions here.

Please note: you will need a PayPal account if you plan to bid on items in our charity auction (you will also have the option of paying for items with a credit card via PayPal)!

DONATION

 

100% of the proceeds from the CGL Conageddon Charity Auction will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer, to benefit childhood cancer research and support the young cancer patients and their families. CURE is a terrific charity dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

DEDICATION

The 2019 Cancer Gets Lost Conageddon2 Online Charity Auction is dedicated to the memory of Isla, a very sweet little girl that tragically lost her battle with cancer recently.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to host a charity auction to help raise money for her leukemia treatment, on behalf of her dear family friend and ours, Eliza Taylor. As most of you know, Eliza is the co-founder of non-profit Koh Tao Primary school in Thailand, stars on The 100 and is one of the primary Conageddon organizers.

And now we are very honored to be able to donate every cent raised in this charity auction in Isla’s memory, and for all children battling cancer.

FREE SHIPPING!

CGL is excited to be able to offer free shipping on all Conageddon charity auction item packages. Domestic and Global! Side note: I will be personally paying for all shipping and packaging out-of-pocket myself, entirely separate from CGL, as a gift and gesture to honor Isla.

Thank you so much for your kind support of CGL and CURE Childhood Cancer! Stay tuned for more auction details closer to the launch date in March.

– Jo Garfein, CGL Co-Founder & Executive Director

2018 CGL Charity Auction Donation & Thank You!

 

Cancer Gets Lost is incredibly grateful to everyone that very kindly participated in our 2018 online charity auction in July. Thanks to your absolutely amazing generosity, we raised over $50,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network! The final amount being donated to PanCAN is $55,000, in honor of my mother-in-law Carolyn.

The auction itself raised just over $51,000 but there were a few non-payments, so CGL decided to tap into our reserves and round up the donation to an even $55K! Huge thank you to those that kindly made direct donations to CGL during our auction; we also included your financial contributions in the final amount donated to PanCAN.

In the interest of complete transparency: as is the case with all CGL charity auctions, we do not keep or earn even $.01 from the auction.

Thank You!

A note of genuine thanks to the following friends of CGL, all of whom contributed time behind the scenes to help bring our 2018 online charity auction to life! From waiting in long lines at Cons to get multiple auction items signed, to creating graphics, to auction photography sessions and inventory assistance, CGL is supported by rock stars: Blythe J, Brittany D, David H, Fong S, Frances N, Jared W, Jen S, Josh G, Layhan B, Lauren S, Lisa C, Meg D, Rick O & Sarah G.

In addition, a shout-out of gratitude to CGL Co-Founder Jared Wong, James Frazier/Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest for unparalleled auction item autograph acquisitions!

And of course we must acknowledge the tremendously generous fans from across all fandoms that supported our online charity auction, and every single person that kindly donated items (a majority of our inventory)! We also appreciate every fan artist that donated art for our auction, and are grateful for the many contributions from AbbyAgathe CAlisha DJessica YKate TKira BKylie C & Sarah C!

And the cast/crew/creative teams from The 100, LOST and Wynonna Earp really went out of their way to contribute and sign items for CGL this year. Love and hugs!

Throughout the two years it takes us to build an auction of this magnitude, one person in particular went above and beyond for us: Eliza Taylor, an astoundingly kind soul and dear friend to Cancer Gets Lost! She is a spectacular human with a heart the size of Australia.

We feel lucky to have partnered with the lovely humans at PanCAN, who were all wonderful to work with on this charity auction benefiting their essential organization!

Our final note of thanks is dedicated to our spouses and families, because they inspire and motivate every aspect of Cancer Gets Lost. Their support is invaluable and appreciated more than they’ll ever know.

CGL: 2019 and Beyond

While we do not have dates or specifics for our next charity auction, CGL is putting together a much smaller online charity auction for 2019 featuring primarily The 100 related items! 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer, an organization that funds childhood cancer research and supports young patients and their families. Stay tuned for details, once we have them. 🙂

We Have to Give Back!

We are already working on the Cancer Gets Lost 2020 Online Charity Auction, which will feature more LOST items than any other show, as it will be the 10-year anniversary of the LOST series finale! There is a possibility that we will host a LOST-only online auction early that year and a separate auction with items from others shows/films toward the end of 2020, but no decision has been made yet.

100% of the net proceeds from all 2020 CGL auctions will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of my dad, recently diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment for lymphoma as we speak.

Thank you, all!

Jo

 

Jo Garfein, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Cancer Gets Lost