Cancer Gets LOST is a yearly charity event headed up by Jo Garfein (a.k.a. JOpinionated), and Jared Wong. The duo started the online auction as a way to battle cancer in their own way; auction items include various pieces of television memorabilia, often signed by stars, writers, or producers. 100% of the proceeds of the auction will be donated directly to the National Brain Tumor Society.
It's a great charity, and it's one that allows you to geek out, too! Don't think that the items for sale are just LOST-related -- while the majority of it is, there are other shows with merchandise up for grabs. There are Once Upon a Time scripts signed and DVDs by writers Anthony Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis. There's a Person of Interest poster signed by the entire cast and crew. A Community season 1 DVD signed by star Danny Pudi is up for grabs, we well as plenty of Fringe-related merch signed by star Jasika Nicole. Or, you can grab a copy of A Dance with Dragons (the fifth book in the series upon which Game of Thrones is based), signed by writer George R.R. Martin. There's some Breaking Bad season 5 art, a Prometheus poster autographed by writer Damon Lindelof.
As for the LOST merchandise, there's so much it's impossible to list. There are scores of autographed trading cards, scripts, pieces of original art from my friend drMikey and others, and some cool Comic-Con exclusives (like the Jacob/Man in Black action figures).
You'll have to fight with fellow fans over all of this, but it's all for a good cause, and the Cancer Gets LOST crew have picked out some stuff that's well worth fighting for.
Bidding for the auction kicks off today, August 15 (8/15, get it?), at 1:08pm PST, and closes August 29.
You can head over to the Cancer Gets LOST page to check it all out for yourself -- it's well worth it.