2016 CGL Charity Auction: Logistics!

Just a few of the many items signed by The Walking Dead cast!

As you know, our 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction opens online to fans around the world on August 15, 2016 – featuring almost 500 items from 45 TV shows and 15 films, many of which are signed by actors, producers and writers!

The auction will be hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions and 100% of the net proceeds from the CGL auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises awareness of childhood cancer causes, funds cutting-edge research projects and creates travel programs to support families of children receiving treatment.

CONTRIBUTIONS

For those of you interested in supporting Cancer Gets LOST but aren’t necessarily interested in bidding on memorabilia in the auction, 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.

Clarke art signed by Eliza Taylor (The 100)!

If you’re interested in donating an item to this or future CGL charity auctions, we are always grateful for and open to pop culture contributions! Please contact us via email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) any time. The deadline for 2016 auction item donations is July 24 (the final day of SDCC), as catalog and auction item photography will be well underway (because the auction opens on 8.15.16)!

CHARITY AUCTION TRANSPARENCY 

In previous online CGL charity auctions, and as is standard in all online charity auctions, winning bidders were required to pay a Buyer’s Premium to the auction host – in addition to the winning bid and shipping (usually this ranges from 15-20%). For the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, CGL has decided to cover ALL Buyer’s Premium fees – which means that when you win an item in our auction, you will ONLY have to pay the final bid price plus shipping!

For example: in 2014, if you bid on and won a poster in the CGL Charity Auction for $100, you paid $100 + shipping + a 20% premium ($20). In our 2016 auction, if you win a poster for $100, you ONLY pay $100 + shipping.

Nocking Point wine signed/donated by Stephen Amell

And FYI: Blacksparrow Auctions does offer combined shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer! Shipping of all auction items will take place 1-2 business days following payments received.

AUCTION ITEMS AND PRICING

Blacksparrow Auctions aims to have the 2016 CGL Charity Auction digital catalog available for you to peruse and download shortly before the auction opens on 8.15.16. Look for the link here and on Twitter and Facebook.

Starting prices on the items in our auction will vary, but we made sure to include smaller and more affordable options for fans of all ages!

The Flash script signed by many of the cast!

Here is an updated list of television shows featured in the CGL Charity Auction in August:

Agent Carter, Alias, Alcatraz, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Castle, Colony, The Comeback, Dead of Summer, Dexter, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Glee, Gotham, Hawaii Five-O, Heroes, House of Cards, Jericho, The Leftovers, LOST, The Middleman, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Saturday Night Live, Scandal, Sesame Street, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The West Wing, The X-Files, The 100

We also have a nice selection of limited edition, rare and signed items in our auction from films like Star Wars, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, 10 Cloverfield Lane and more!

Rey & BB-8 art + pin

We will post more details about 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction logistics, including registration and payment options, in a few weeks.

* If you’d like to receive an occasional email update via CGL newsletter, please just send us a quick email with your preferred name and email address (Cancer Gets LOST at gmail dot com)!

Thank you so much for your interest in our upcoming charity auction! We are honored to be able to donate our net proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, to assist children battling cancer and the families supporting them. CGL hopes to raise a significant amount in our auction to contribute to their crucial childhood cancer treatment and cure research.

– Jo

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2016 CGL Charity Auction: 8.15.16!

Signed OUAT script!

Our next charity auction launches in just a few months – on 8.15.16! Hosted online by Blacksparrow Auctions, the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction will feature rare and/or signed items from over 45 television shows and 15 films. Blacksparrow will release a digital auction catalog for you to peruse around the same time as the launch, and we will post all links once available! The online CGL Charity Auction will be open to everyone around the globe, from August 15, 2016 – September 3, 2016.

100% of the net proceeds from this CGL auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a terrific organization that raises money for and awareness of childhood cancer, in support of research into new treatments and cures.

The 2016 CGL Charity Auction will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Bonnie Craft, who was quite possibly the world’s biggest LOST fan and a genuinely lovely human being that we think about and miss every single day.

Signed Doctor Who DVD!

SMALL SCREEN: YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! 

We are delighted and honored to feature rare or signed items from the following fan-favorite and cult classic TV shows: Agent Carter, Alias, Alcatraz, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Castle, Colony, The Comeback, Dexter, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Glee, Gotham, Hawaii Five-O, Jericho, The Leftovers, LOST, The Middleman, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Scandal, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and The 100!

Signed Star Wars comic!

BIG SCREEN: FANTASTIC FILMS!

Films represented in our charity auction include: The Avengers, Cooties, Friday the 13th, Gremlins, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredibles, The Jungle Book, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Love Actually, Mad Max: Fury Road, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tomorrowland, World War Z and 10 Cloverfield Lane!

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Typical of an auction year, you will find the two of us at many pop culture events around the country; our favorite venues for networking and connecting with fans and industry friends – all of whom are incredibly supportive of and generous to CGL. Please come say hello if you see us at any of the following events!

ATX Television Festival

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

San Diego Comic-Con

Walker Stalker Con

Screen-used Fringe comics!

CONTRIBUTIONS, DONATIONS & QUESTIONS?

We are always open to and appreciate item donations to our current and future charity auctions, from original fan art to autographed photos to screen-used costumes and more. If you’re interested in possibly contributing an item or have any questions regarding CGL and our auction, please email Jo (CancerGetsLOST at gmail dot com)!

If you’re not necessarily interested in bidding on any memorabilia in our charity auctions but would like to make a donation, we do now offer an easy option for financial contributions in any amount through our CGL Paypal set up via our fiscal sponsor FJC! There is a Paypal button at the top of the home page of this site, for your convenience.

Thank you very much for your interest, word-of-mouth, contributions, donations and general enthusiasm – all of which further inspires us to continue channeling fans toward the greater good in support of various cancer charities via CGL auctions.

Jo Garfein, Executive Director

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Star Trek BEYOND Fan Event Ticket Giveaway!

 

Thanks to our friends at Paramount Pictures, Cancer Gets LOST has 3 pairs of tickets to give away to CGL supporters for the Star Trek BEYOND Fan Event on Friday, May 20 in Los Angeles!

The event will take place at the historic Paramount Pictures studio lot from 7pm – 11pm PT on 5/20/16; it will include the premiere of the newest Star Trek Beyond trailer, an exclusive first-look of never before seen footage from the upcoming film, a Q&A with director Justin Lin and the cast and crew, special guests appearances, and other surprises!

Contest Rules: Enter to Win!

To enter to win one of the 3 pairs of tickets to Star Trek BEYOND fan event, simply tweet us @CancerGetsLOST by 6pm PT on Saturday, May 14. Your name will be put into a hat and 3 winners will be randomly selected! We will announce the lucky winning names on Saturday night.

The 3 people selected will need to email us ASAP (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) in order to claim the tickets, and we will then send you the online ticket code to redeem them.

IMPORTANT Details

  • Each of the 3 winners will receive 2 tickets to the event.
  • Travel is NOT included! CGL will be providing event tickets ONLY but winning ticket holders are responsible for providing their own accommodation, transportation and parking.
  • This giveaway is open from today (May 11) until Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6pm PT.
  • One ONE entry per person please.
  • Winners will be contacted via email after 6pm PT on May 14, and provided a one-time online code to redeem the tickets; they are non transferable and non replaceable.

Enter to win and make it so – and boldly go where no fan has gone before!

Live long and prosper,

– Jo

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We Have To Go Back! The LOST Concert Ticket Giveaway

As many of you know, LOST composer Michael Giacchino recently announced two “We Have to Go Back” LOST concerts in Los Angeles. Cancer Gets LOST purchased 2 tickets to the sold-out Friday night concert, and we would love to give the tickets to a LOST fan that is currently battling cancer or is a cancer survivor (and their guest of choice).

The concert will take place at the Ford Theatre in LA on Friday, September 23, 2016. In order to be eligible for the ticket giveaway, you would need to guarantee that you will be able to attend the concert on that date, and provide all transportation and accommodation yourself. *CGL is only providing 2 concert tickets and a stacked parking pass for one vehicle.

If you are a LOST fan and fit the description above, and are interested in entering to win the 2 LOST concert tickets, all we ask is that you please email me your name and contact information by May 31, 2016 (CancerGetsLOST at gmail dot com)! Of course we respect your privacy, and have no intention of posting or sharing any information contained in your emails. I will put all of the eligible names into a hat on 6/1/16, randomly select a name to win the tickets, and then contact the winner (and announce on Twitter).

It is an honor for us to be able to share this experience with fellow LOST fans; to attend this amazing event with those that inspire us every day to continue channeling the generosity of passionate fans and raise money for cancer research and cures.

We look forward to seeing you there, because we ALWAYS have to go back!

– Jo

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Cancer Gets LOST in 2016

LOST skateboard deck, donated to CGL by Bad Robot!

Hello, friends! We wanted to end the year by thanking you for your incredible support of our charitable endeavors, and for making financial donations both to cancer charities we support AND to Cancer Gets LOST. As most of you are aware, we now have a “Donate to CGL via PayPal” option (button on top right side of the page) – in case you might be interested in making a contribution to our charity in any amount before the end of 2015 or beyond!

Javi Grillo-Marxuach signing & donating rare LOST items for CGL!

We must send a shout-out of major gratitude to LOST show runner/executive producer Damon Lindelof, supervising producer/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach and our friends at Bad Robot, who all individually donated absolute treasure troves of rare and signed items in 2015 for future CGL auctions. They are incredibly generous human beings, and we are very lucky that they kindly reached out to CGL with items that will no doubt help us raise thousands of dollars for charity. In addition, our friend Paul M. donated a majority of the autographed and rare Star Wars items for our next auction, and we are thrilled to be able to feature them in 2016. Thank you, ALL!

The Walking Dead Glenn Pop! figure, signed by Steven Yeun for CGL!

Our next major online charity auction will debut on 8.15.16 (three numbers familiar to LOST fans everywhere)! Hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, this will be our largest auction yet, featuring over 400 items from 30+ TV shows and 10+ films! 100% of the net proceeds from the 2016 CGL Charity Auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand in support of a cure and research for childhood cancer.

In addition, we may host a live fundraising event in Los Angeles in 2016 – will keep you posted!

The 100 script (signed by the cast), donated to CGL by Jason Rothenberg & Layne Morgan!

Rare and/or autographed memorabilia in the 2016 CGL charity auction includes:

The 100, Agent Carter, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Castle, Doctor Who, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Hawaii Five-O, The Leftovers, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and many more of your favorite shows/movies!

To all of the writers, producers, networks, studios and actors who have donated items to our charity auction – we tip our hat and offer our sincere thanks. To the fans from all shows and communities that have also donated items or money to CGL – we love and appreciate your support so very much! Being able to channel fans toward the greater good is a gift and an honor; without YOU, there is no CGL.

Happy holidays to you and yours! We’ll see you on the other side.

– Jo

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2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

Just a few of the items in our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

We are excited to finally debut our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction on eBay, and have selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds!

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction on eBay <– click here to view and bid!

There is a variety of rare and signed memorabilia in this auction from your favorite shows like The 100, Breaking Bad, Fear the Walking Dead, Fringe, Game of Thrones, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, The Walking Dead and more. In addition, we are absolutely thrilled to be featuring a very rare Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Star Wars Celebration poster signed by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)! A sincere note of gratitude to all who donated items to CGL for the auction; their names are noted within item descriptions.

A few logistical housekeeping notes, if you’re interested in bidding on any items – as this particular CGL auction is on eBay and different from any we’ve hosted before.

CHARITY OF CHOICE

CGL has selected the terrific childhood cancer organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice, to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds from this auction.

* You will see in each auction listing that 100% of the final sale price of each item will support FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. FJC is Cancer Gets LOST’s official fiscal sponsor! Thus, 100% of the final sale price from each item will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation via FJC at the end of this auction.

DONATION PROCESSING & RECEIPTS

The PayPal Giving Fund will process your donation, distribute the tax receipt and pay the donation to FJC upon completion of payment for your item.

SHIPPING

**Your item will ship within 10 business days after the PayPal Giving Fund receives your cleared payment. Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, you will note that I specified an extended handling time for all items. I aim to get you your items before Christmas (domestically; I can’t guarantee for international shipments), but please be patient – as this is a one-person operation!

2016 AUCTION!

The auction taking place now is rather small, but stay tuned for our massive 2016 charity auction (launching on 8.15.16) – because we are expecting to feature around 500 items from over 30 television shows and 10 films!

NON-AUCTION DONATIONS

Not interested in bidding on any items in this auction? Might I suggest that you consider a small donation to Cancer Gets LOST before the end of 2015? If you’re so kindly inclined, there is a PayPal button on the upper top right of our CGL site for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for participating in the auction, and for supporting both our endeavor and the amazing cause!

-Jo

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CGL in 2015: An Update!

Hello you all everybody! This is a long overdue update about what Cancer Gets LOST has been up to and what we have planned for the next two years.

Recent CGL auction item acquisitions and autographs include the shows LOST, Once Upon a Time & The Walking Dead

FUNDRAISING

In 2014, CGL raised almost $80,000 for the American Cancer Society through auctions and live events – thanks to your incredible generosity and support!

In April of this year, you helped us raise over $2,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the U.S. and The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK!

Later this year, we aim to host a smaller online fundraiser, in memory of our dear friend Bonnie Craft. 20-40 items will be up for bids via CGL on eBay; 100% of net proceeds to benefit a cancer charity (TBD).

REDESIGN

Thanks to Jared, CGL’s C0-Founder and Autograph Acquisitions Manager, Cancer Gets LOST has a new look! We are in the process of moving hosts/servers and updating this site, and will incorporate the new banner – as well as potentially create CGL t-shirts and other merchandise.

WALKER STALKER CONS!

Jared continues to work for Walker Stalker Con and travels with them to every city on their tour, which is fantastic – because the kind folks at WSC allow him to get items signed by the actors at the cons for our next charity auction! In addition to almost all cast members from The Walking Dead, Jared has secured autographs on auction items from actors on Breaking Bad and LOST (including our friends Nestor Carbonell, Mira Furlan & Harold Perrineau, and Henry Ian Cusick and Elizabeth Mitchell)!

DONATIONS

We are thrilled to announce that anyone interested in making a financial donation directly to Cancer Gets LOST is now able to do so via Paypal! Please click on the Donations tab above for more information.

2016 CGL CHARITY AUCTION

Our next large online auction will begin on August 15, 2016 (yes, LOST numbers: 8.15.16), hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, and will feature several hundred rare and/or signed items from various television shows and films! 100% of net proceeds from this auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a terrific organization that funds research to find better treatments and cures for children with cancer.

Thanks to amazingly generous actors, writers and producers that I’ve been meeting with (as well as lovely friends acquiring items on our behalf), we now have rare and/or autographed memorabilia for our next auction from over 25 shows (new additions include The 100, Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, The X-Files) and films like Star Wars! For a complete list of shows and films represented in our next auction thus far, click on the 2016 Auction tab above!

Jo with Damon at the 2015 ATX Television Festival

Although neither are seeking credit for donating anything, we are delighted to share that both Damon Lindelof and Bad Robot have made incredibly significant item contributions to our 2016 charity auction! In addition to many rare and signed LOST items, we now have props and limited edition memorabilia from Alcatraz, Fringe and Person of Interest!

SDCC 2015

We will both be attending San Diego Comic-Con once again this year, doing what we love – connecting and collecting! There is a slight possibility that we will be hosting a casual CGL meet-up (with a charitable angle of course) on Saturday along with our friends at The 100 Charity Project, so stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. If you see us around, please come introduce yourselves and say hello!

In addition, we are strongly considering and looking into having a Cancer Gets LOST booth at SDCC in 2016! Charity auction items would be on display, and we would feature a Donation Drop Off area for attendees who are interested in donating any rare/signed items or memorabilia of interest that they acquired at the con for our next charity auction! We will keep you posted, should this become a reality.

Thank you for your interest in and support of CGL!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

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Numbers: The 4.8.15 CGL Fundraiser! (*UPDATED!)

 

Our goal with Cancer Gets LOST is always to channel incredibly generous fans toward the greater good. With that in mind, we are supporting two amazing cancer charities this month via a small online CGL fundraiser beginning today (4/8/15, the best LOST date yet) and have fun incentives to encourage your contributions!

This will be EASY, and we are thrilled to be able to send you something rather cool when you make a donation.

If you live in the U.S. or Canada and you make a $15.16 donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand OR if you live in the UK and make a £10.80 donation to The Brain Tumour Charity by 4.23.15 – we will send you a limited edition numbered LOST badge set!

Created and kindly donated by RetroCo.com (which just happens to be run by LOST fans) exclusively for CGL, this edition is limited to 108 box sets. Each set contains 8 different LOST pins, every set contains different pins and no two sets are alike!

The charities selected to benefit from your generosity on this occasion both do amazing work; we chose Alex’s Lemonade Stand – a terrific organization working to eradicate childhood cancer, and Chris from RetroCo chose The Brain Tumour Charity because they raise vital funds for the scientific and clinical research of brain tumors.

At this time we have 60 of these badge sets available to those who make online donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the U.S./Canada and 15 badge sets available to those who make donations to The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK.

We anticipate that these are going to be quite popular, so we must limit them to ONE SET PER PERSON/DONATION. First come, first claimed! And no, none of of THE numbers are available. :)

If you live outside the U.S./Canada/UK, you can still donate to either cancer charity organization, but you will need to be able to provide an address within these countries for us to ship to.

This giveaway will be open from 4.8.15 through 4.23.15. Please allow several weeks for shipping and delivery. We will cover ALL postage costs! Every penny YOU donate will obviously go directly to the charities.

* * UPDATE: As of 6pm PST on 4/9/15, all 60 of the badge sets have been claimed for donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!! Thank you all everybody SO much for your amazing generosity! Please keep in mind that we are receiving donations to Alex’s from folks not using our link, but their contributions count too! If we receive their receipts, they are considered in the same order received as all others.

If you made a donation anyway – we do appreciate it!! We simply do not have any more sets to give away for contributions! HOWEVER, if you make a donation to either charity by 4/23/15, you are still eligible to win one of the bonus incentive items below!

But we wanted to sweeten the pot: if you make a donation larger than what we are suggesting, in a LOST related amount ($23.42/$42.23, etc. or £16.23 or more), you will be automatically entered to win ONE of the following bonus incentive items:

  • Autographed Harold Perrineau (Michael) LOST trading card
  • Autographed Sterling Beaumon (young Ben Linus) LOST trading card
  • Autographed Mira Furlan (Rousseau) photo 
  • Bad Robot mystery playing cards [2 decks available; First edition & Black edition]
  • LOST numbers wristbands (Jac Vanek) [2 available!]
  • Custom framed LOST character print (artist: Michael B. Myers Jr.)

Thanks to MJ Carpenter for donating the framed print to the cause!

To be eligible to receive a limited edition LOST badge set, simply forward your email receipts from Alex’s Lemonade Stand or The Brain Tumour Charity to us (cancergetslost at gmail dot com). We will respond to let you know we’ve received it, and let you know if badge sets are still available by that time.

* Please be patient, as we are overwhelmed by the sheer number of amazing responses thus far! We will email you back to let you know we’ve received your receipt! 

To sum up:

  • $15.16 donation or more to Alex’s Lemonade Stand (U.S./Canada)
  • £10.80 donation or more to The Brain Tumour Charity (UK)
  • 60 badge sets available in the U.S./Canada
  • 15 badge sets available in the UK
  • Limit 1 set per person/donation
  • Email receipt to: cancergetslost at gmail dot com (by 4.23.15), and please include your preferred shipping address

A huge note of gratitude to Chris L. for donating these custom badge sets; without him, this fundraiser would not be possible!

Thank you so much for your consideration and support of these two wonderful cancer charity organizations.

Namaste,

Jo 

@CancerGetsLOST

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The (Holiday) Package: CGL’s Final 2014 Fundraiser!

The American Cancer Society recognized CGL as a community partner!

Hello LOST friends, and happy holidays!

As of today, we have raised a grand total of $78,586.57 for the American Cancer Society this year via 2 very successful charity auctions, online donations from kind fans/friends and percentages of proceeds from both LOST: The Musical and LOST 2014! Thank you all SO much for your heartwarming generosity – we are forever appreciative for your support.

We were thrilled and honored that the ACS kindly acknowledged Cancer Gets LOST at their Bay Area gala a few weeks ago; CGL is recognized as a community partner because of the amount we have raised for the ACS in 2014!

GIVING TUESDAY

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, and as 2014 comes to an end – we are offering up a few fun incentives to make last-minute donations to the ACS. Why not make a tax-deductible contribution AND treat yourself or another LOST fan in your life with a small piece of memorabilia? We are hoping to up our grand total of ACS donations to an even $80,000 if possible (or, in honor of LOST: $81,500)!

DONATION INCENTIVES

1) If you make a donation to the ACS in the amount of $10 or more, we will ship you a custom Squirrel Baby on Board window sign (commissioned by our good friend, the late Bonnie Craft).

2) If you make a donation to the ACS in the amount of $25 or more, we will ship you a Squirrel Baby on Board window sign, CGL poster and CGL wristband.

Author and LOST star Evangeline Lilly recently signed a copy of her book The Squickerwonkers specifically for CGL!

3) If you make a donation to the ACS in the amount of $50 or more, will will ship you a Squirrel Baby on Board window sign, CGL poster, CGL wristband – AND you will be automatically entered to win an autographed copy of Evangeline Lilly’s book The Squickerwonkers or a LOST Season 6 DVD signed by Damon Lindelof! We have one of each to give away.

Season 6 DVD, signed & donated by Damon Lindelof for CGL!

Yes, we will ship anywhere around the globe. If you’d like participate in our fundraiser by making a contribution to the ACS, simply visit their website and then email us your receipt (cancergetslost @ gmail dot com) by December 15!

* In addition, everyone who makes a donation in any amount will be entered to win a randomly selected LOST bobble head or action figure (while supplies last)!

Namaste – and thank you in advance for your consideration.

J0 & Jared

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Numbers: 2014 CGL to ACS Donation Estimates!

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!

LOST sheet music custom framed, signed & donated by Michael Giacchino for the CGL charity auction; it sold for $650, which goes to the ACS!

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

$76,392.57!

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.

CGL silent auction at LOST 2014 (photo courtesy of Carrie W.)

SILENT AUCTION

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.

Bonnie Craft’s commissioned Squirrel Baby on Board LOST car signs at the CGL silent auction @ LOST 2014 (photo courtesy of Carrie W.)

BONNIE

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.

BLACKSPARROW AUCTIONS

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.

NAMASTE!

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!

FUTURE FUNDRAISING

  • 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.

Namaste,

Jo & Jared

 

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