While we would love to be able to share an exact grand total of money raised by Cancer Gets LOST for the American Cancer Society from our 2014 auctions, we will not have the final amount until all invoices from our online charity auction are paid in full to Blacksparrow Auctions. Hint, hint!
In the meantime, the estimated numbers we can share are mind blowing, humbling, exhilarating and heartwarming. Our math was a bit high on both the initial online auction estimate and silent auction donation amount from LOST 2014 in Hawaii, but we aren’t complaining at all – these numbers are incredible!Silent charity auction at LOST 2014: $10,372.19 Online charity auction (100% of CGL items + consignment percentages): $64,355.38 Squirrel Baby signs (commissioned/donated by Bonnie Craft): $315 Online donations to the ACS via CGL (that we know about!): $1,350
We want to thank every single one of you who bid on or won any items in our silent and online auctions – we are incredibly thankful for your amazing support! In addition – we are SO grateful for all of your fantastic contributions, from items in the auctions to financial donations to the American Cancer Society.
In Hawaii at LOST 2014 last week during the LOST 10 year anniversary party on September 22, we were so surprised and thrilled to raise over $10,000 for the ACS at our silent charity auction! We reached that amount because many attendees kindly made additional contributions to their donation amounts after winning their items. It was a stellar success and we are stunned by and appreciative of that level of generosity.
As many of you are aware, our dear friend Bonnie Craft passed away last week. A few months ago she had custom LOST Squirrel Baby on Board car signs made for CGL, which we offered at LOST 2014 for $5 text donations to the ACS. With the remaining signs, we will be sending one to anyone who makes a donation to the ACS in Bonnie’s memory. The details are in our previous post.
A special note of gratitude to our auction host Blacksparrow Auctions. Erica and Fong are great friends and partners; their extremely long hours, dedication to the cause and overall organization made this auction possible. To give you an idea about what kind of people they are, Blacksparrow paid for the auction items that Bonnie had bid on and won before she passed away – and they are shipping the items to her family. It is a gesture that we are in awe of and appreciate to no end.
We are unable to express precisely how much these fundraising endeavors mean to us, but please know that we are honored to be able to raise funds for an organization like the ACS. For our families, for the Jensen family and for all of your families.
There are so many kind people to thank for countless favors, donations, autographs, etc. that we created an entire tab on our site dedicated to them, along with their Twitter handles or websites – we encourage you to follow/support these lovely human beings!
- If you’re in the Los Angeles area, we highly recommend that you get tickets to see LOST The Musical! The play runs now through October 26, and they are graciously donating 5% of their ticket proceeds to CGL!
- And…LOST 2014 will also be donating 5% of ticket sales to CGL soon! Namaste, Kelley!
Thank you all everybody, for every cent you donated to the ACS and for your support of this 2-person grassroots charity that we are proud to call Cancer Gets LOST.
Jo & Jared