Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOST for a Cause, Swag for Support



Would you like to own a small piece of LOST history, and support an amazing cause in the process? Thanks to the inspiring generosity of Jorge Garcia, now you have the chance. 


WHO and WHY


My very good friend Jackie has a stage 4 brain tumor, at 31 years old. Events like this provide a necessary, fresh perspective. Thus, I have decided to part ways with a majority of my personal LOST collection, as their value is far more important to this cause than to their shelf life in my house. So I am putting them all for grabs in exchange for donations to the National Brain Tumor Society. 


In addition, Jorge Garcia and his girlfriend Beth were kind enough to donate an actual piece of the Oceanic 815 plane, just for this cause. I am overwhelmed by their generosity, and tremendously grateful for the extremely thoughtful donation. 


HOW
  1. Make a donation either directly to Jackie's upcoming Brain Tumor Walk or the National Brain Tumor Society
  2. Email me your e-receipt AND leave a Comment on this article, noting which item you're interested in winning from the list and photos below (i.e. #6, the Lost Jewelry)
WHAT


Here is a list of items that you are automatically entered to win, depending on the amount you are able to donate. Please click on this link to view the accompanying photos of the items up for grabs


Entered to win for donations of $100 or more:
1. Piece of Oceanic flight 815 plane, donated and autographed by Jorge Garcia
2. Hurley Lotto Ticket, autographed by Jorge Garcia


Entered to win for donations of $75 or more:
3. Hurley Bobblehead, autographed by Jorge Garcia


Entered to win for donations of $50 or more:
4. Lost Artifacts book, autographed by Jorge Garcia
5. Official Lost prop: Apollo Soda w/certificate of authenticity


Entered to win for donations of $25 or more:
6. Lost jewelry
7. Dharma bag
8. Lost books
9. Jacob and Man in Black action figures
10. Lost DVDs
11. Lost Numbers book/iPod bag
12. Dharma decal & Hurley gelaskin
13. Giant Lost posters  
14. Bonus Fringe and Star Trek posters
15. Framed Lost cast photo with Sterling Beaumon (young Ben) autograph
16. Middleman comic book and DVD
17. Lost tees
18. Lost magazines


Entered to win for donations of $10 or more:
19. Lost stickers and iron-on
20. Small Lost posters w/Fringe bonus poster
21. Ajira belt
22. Lost wallet
23. Lost mousepad
24. Lost photos
25. Lost Fan Club items
26. Lost S3 cards with autographed Mr. Friendly card
27. Lost flyers and buttons
28. Lost in Comics custom prints


WHEN


On March 1, I will put all of your names in a hat for each category ($10, $25, $50, $75, $100) and announce the winners here. 




Every person who donates any amount will receive their choice of a Lost Fan pin, Dharma temporary tattoo or autographed Nikki Stafford "Finding Lost" bookmark. Please note your choice when you forward me the receipt. [Sidenote: if you help promote the cause by posting this article on your FB wall or RT the link on Twitter, I will gladly send you one of these small items as well!]


MATCH GAME


My incredibly awesome friend Lenny has already committed to matching the first $100 donated to the National Brain Tumor Society via this site! 


INTERNATIONAL and SHIPPING NEWS


I will pay for all shipping charges, and anyone around the world is eligible to make a donation and win the items I'm giving away above. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (jo at jopinionated dot com). 


THANK YOU all in advance. The Lost community has never ceased to amaze me when it comes to their charitable spirit. I appreciate every single donation in any amount, as will my friend Jackie. 


- Jo

31 comments:

Team Jack said...

Jo, you never cease to amaze me. I hope you raise a ton of dough. Jorge is truly a class act! My prayers are with your friend. Am reposting info as we speak!

Jackie said...

I love you Jo. I know how much LOST means to you...so, for you to do something like this means more than I could ever say. Thank you for being such an amazing, incredible, giving friend.

To everyone that donates for a chance to win these once in a lifetime items, thank YOU too!

maven said...

A very awesome cause....Jorge and Beth are wonderful people to help you out.

I just donated ($100), so I like to note that I'm interested in the Jorge Garcia autographed Oceanic piece or the Bobble Head.

susan212 said...

Jo, please let Jackie know I will be praying for her during these hard times she is facing. Thank you for putting all this together to benefit your friend!

I'm not sure if I am just supposed to say the one thing I would want the most from the list or something from each section so I will go with the latter just to be safe (needless to say I want it all - minus the things I already have-love that Lost memorabilia!)

So from the $100 or more section I would say #1. the piece of the Oceanic flight 815 plane (& this would be my overall pic if I just had to pick one item); from the $75 or more section I would say #3 autographed Hurley bobblehead :D ; from the $50 or more section I would pick #4 the Lost Artifacts book, autographed by Jorge; from the $25 or more section #10 Lost DVD's; from the $10 or more section #26 Lost S3 cards with autographed Mr.Friendly card.

As I said above I would be glad to have any of the items listed but if I don't win I am glad I was able to give to a good cause. A few months ago I had a scare b/c I have started having tinnitus really bad so ENT did CT Scans & MRI to check for brain tumor. That was really scary. They didn't find anything on the tests. Jackie & her family & friends will be in our prayers as well as the people at the National Brain Tumor Society as they work to find a cure.

Lisa-Maladylis said...

wow Jo how neat that this is going to the Brain Tumor society. It hits home to me as well, I was diagnosed this summer with a large brain tumor myself. About the size of a egg and causing all sorts of troubles while it keep house in my brain. thank you for sure a worthy donation to such a worthy cause ! Lisa

lennyg said...

Jo, I think Churchill had you in mind when he said, "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Good Luck and best wishes to your friend, Jackie.

mikeneely said...

Just saw this on Bethany Shady's Twitter (@bethanyshady) and thought it was the CRAZIEST coincidence!

I myself have suffered through a brain tumor, I believe it was classified as a level 2 meningioma (??? so I guess, because of the recurrence, I'm still TECHNICALLY suffering from it), and LOST was always one of my favorite shows. So to see the two of them mentioned at the same time is really mind-turning stuff.

I don't have much money, and so I won't be able to do much (if any) contributing, but I wanted to thank you, and wish well for your friend, all the same. This is truly great work.

Mike said...

I don't know you at all, so I can barely relate to anything you or your friend are going through, but I found this blog while bouncing to and from other blogs and wanted to let you know I donated $100 to the National Brain Tumor Society.

I would love to be entered to win the Jorge Garcia Signed Hurley Lotto Ticket. I really hope that Jorge knows what you're doing or at least it was mentioned to him.

Mike

Brooke said...

Jo, would love to be entered to win the DHARMA jewelry! :) My receipt is in your inbox!

Vikas said...

Hi Jo
I am not sure if I'm supposed to pick one item from each category.... but if I am then: #1, #3, #5, #17, #20
Best of luck with this, hope you raise a bunch!

Mandy said...

I came across this on USA Today's Pop Candy blog - what a great idea to support a good cause! Best of luck to your friend, and I hope this fundraiser is a huge success.
I'd be thrilled with either the Dharma bag or the decals, and the Dharma tattoo. Thank you! Amanda S

LostiePat said...

Hi Jo - this is such a great thing you are doing for Jackie. I made a donation to support her Brain Tumor Walk.

Since I have plenty of great LOST swag, no need to include me in the drawing. I just feel blessed to be able to help in some small way.

You are my hero!

Pat

Robert said...

I'm in.

Bob, OldManFan

jennY said...

Jo you are such an amazing person for doing this for your friend Jackie! If I am one of the lucky ones... here are my top choices!

#1 Piece of 815, #2 Lotto ticket, #3 Bobblehead, #5 Apollo cola, #7 Dharma bag

Many thanks for being YOU!!

:)

jennY Yanez

JS said...

This is awesome. I just donated $100.

#2
#3
#5
#13 or #15
#23

Loved your blog during LOST, and enjoy your tweets now!

Randy said...

Jo, it's so wonderful for you to do this! This is one of the reasons I love "Lost" fans!

Here are my preferences for each section.

$100 level - #2
(Nothing at $75 or $50)
$25 level - #8
$10 level - #19

Cary said...

Best of luck with donations! Sending positive thoughts and well wishes.

Katherine said...

Jo, thank you for doing what you're doing! I donated $200 (so glad to see this particular society). I'm interested in any of LOST items, but no preferences.

I commend you for doing such a great thing.

xo,
Katherine Hansen

J. LaValley said...

Jo:

This is a really amazing thing you are doing!

I put this in an email as well, but here are my preferences (in no particular order):

15. Framed Lost cast photo with Sterling Beaumon (young Ben) autograph
16. Middleman comic book and DVD
17. Lost tees (XL ONLY)

And among the pin, tattoo, and bookmark, I would like the autographed Nikki Stafford "Finding Lost" bookmark.

In any case, again *major* Kudos to you for putting this together! You are a truly inspirational person, LOST-ie, and friend!!

Best Regards & Namaste!

Joe L.

wolvesfan08 said...

Jo, again you're doing a really great thing for your friend.

I'm not too picky about any of the prizes but I'll list ones that interest me.

#1, #2, #3, #5, #8, #9, #10, #13, #15, #25, #27, #28

And I would like the autographed Nikki Stafford "Finding Lost" bookmark.

Again, you are a great person for doing this for your friend and she is in our prayers.

-Stephen

jade912 said...

I sent an e-mail
This is awesome that you are doing this! Thank you!
I was able to do $25 and I would love to be entered into the drawing for #8: the Lost books.
I would like the bookmark, please.
Thank you again and good luck to you and to your friend.

Paul said...

Hey Jo,
I've been out the loop (dude, loop) recently because I'm back on Not Penny's Boat. Best wishes to your friend Jackie, once again you've managed to rally the LOSTie community to dig deep for a worthy cause. You know you're totally awesome.. right?

If I'm a lucky dude...

#2, #1, #3, #5, #4, #7, #11, #12, #17, #8, #22, #21, #28 (I've got JJ's X-Men/LOST comic)

cuinXlifebro said...

Hey Jo,

I've been out the loop (dude, loop) recently 'cause I'm back on "Not Penny's Boat". Best wishes to your friend Jackie. Once again you've managed to rally the LOSTie community to dig deep for a worthy cause. You know that Jorge, Beth & you are totally awesome.. right?

If I'm a lucky dude...

#2, #1, #3, #5, #4, #7, #11, #12, #17, #8, #22, #21, #28 (I've got JJ's X-Men/LOST comic)

RobPerrin said...

Hi Jo, I've just emailed you the receipt for my $50 donation. I would be most interested in the Apollo soda; alternately the Lost magazines. Also, I'd love to add the Nikki Stafford bookmark to my collection.

Jared said...

Hey Jo! I've finally gotten around to make my donation... I would like to be entered for the following (in order of preference)

#2 Hurley Lotto Ticket, autographed by Jorge Garcia
#1Piece of Oceanic flight 815 plane, donated and autographed by Jorge Garcia
#3 Hurley Bobblehead, autographed by Jorge Garcia
#4 Lost Artifacts book, autographed by Jorge Garcia
#5 Official Lost prop: Apollo Soda w/certificate of authenticity

Many MANY thanks for all that you do!

Jared said...

P/S. Please send my very best to Jackie :-)

Sean said...

Hi Jo,

Very nice of you to do something to help so many. Very sorry to read about your friend. Terrible situation.

I'd like to submit for

#2 Hurley lotto ticket

(or #1 Oceanic 815 piece)

Cheers.

Just Thinking said...

Thanks for all you do to help others and inspire us to try to help also, Jo. Good thoughts to your friend.

I have donated and hope you have the email.

I am thinking the DVD's, Jacob & MIB figures or the Lost in Comics would be great fun. Thanks again.

Darren said...

Jo, you should have our $100 donation e-mail receipt. We are interested in the #1 fuselage piece. Our 2nd choice is the lotto ticket.
Thanks for hosting one of the best Lost forums. I'm glad you didn't lose heart during the final season as some of the other forums did.
Give Jackie a hug from us. Darren & Elise

LotteryTicket said...

mail sent. tks again for reaching out to LOST fans to help Jackie reach her goal. Go Team Toast!

1 - piece of Oceanic
2 -Lotto Ticket
5 - Apollo soda
3 - Hurley Bobble
12 - decal/gelaskin
28 - LOST In Comics
6 - Lost jewelry
7 - DHARMA bag
11 - LOST #s bag
17 - tees

Terry & Missy said...

I'm past the deadline so I'd be happy with anything you sent my way.
Have a good day!