Remember that Stand UP To Cancer thing where you could buy a personal greeting from various LOST cast members? Anxious fans that purchased messages received some bad news today – the LOST cast is too dang busy to fulfill. Here is the note from Stand UP To Cancer:
First and foremost I want to express my sincere apology for the delay on the “Lost” – Stand Up 2 Cancer Event. Unfortunately production issues on the set in Hawaii have had a considerable impact on the show and we have been informed that the cast will be unable to fulfill the video portion of the Stand Up 2 Cancer benefit.
The charity is offerring some alternatives, including a personal greet from Darlton, but Stand Up 2 Cancer has been forced to put refunds on the table as an option. Am I alone in feeling a bit icky about the cast backing out of this thing? Too busy to fulfill their promise to support a good cause? Aren’t they coming to the end of shooting? Of
course, we all love the show and the cast has proven itself over and over again to be one of the most fan friendly and accessible group of superstars on the planet, but pull out of a Cancer benefit that seemed to have a pretty flexible delivery window for them to begin with? That’s. Not. Cool.
As some one who has been through Cancer treatment (I went 4 rounds with non-hodgkins lymphomas), and LOST two of my best friends (Bump & Bri-man) to cancer as well as a mentor (Welch Everman), I feel let down here. Cancer, unfortunately, never decides to pull out of a showing after it has committed itself – neither should the LOST cast. Booo. Film your videos.