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Affiliate Marketers Give Back Raises over $86,000 for the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer NYC


At approximately 2pm ET on Sunday, October, 21st, Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back crossed the 39.3 mile finish line of the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York City.

Our team raised $86,688.36 and a total of $8.3 million was raised for this walk to advance access to care and find a cure for breast cancer.

The Avon Walk New York, the eighth of nine Avon Walks this year, attracted more than 3,400 participants from 46 states and Washington DC, as well as eight countries, and drew 429 men and 401 breast cancer survivors to raise life-saving funds and awareness for breast cancer.

Here is a list of grants that were awarded during closing ceremonies. It was so exciting to see all of our fundraising being disbursed right in front of us!

We were also thrilled to find out that Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back was the 2nd largest fundraising team during this walk and both myself and Shawn Collins were in the top 10 of individual fundraisers.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Top Fundraisers 2012 New York City

We had an amazing, yet grueling time on the walk and a ton of fun at our team Cheering Station on Columbus Circle. Being able to put a smile on the face of the walkers as they forged on through the last few miles was an incredibly uplifting experience.

Affiliate Marketers Give Back Cheering Station during the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York City – Photo by Vanessa Branco

I’d like to personally thank my fellow team members, all of the folks that supported our fundraising efforts and our team’s sponsors.  Without your help, none of this would be possible.

If you would like to help raise funds to fight breast cancer, check out the Race to Affiliate Summit West 2013, where Affiliate Summit will donate $1 to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade for each mile run or walked through December 31, 2012.

Come Cheer on the Avon Walkers with Team @amgb in NYC!


When you walk 39.3 miles over 1-1/2 days, during the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you experience a lot of different emotions — sadness, joy, frustration, inspiration, doubt, hope, determination and so much more. Couple that with muscle aches, blisters and exhaustion and the whole experience can get a little overwhelming.

I can tell you first hand that nothing motivates an Avon Walker more than seeing all of the folks that come out to show their support by cheering us on along the way. Clad in their Pink flair, with their motivational posters and music, etc.; their energy and excitement make us smile and laugh and gives us the encouragement we need to keep on going.

Missy Ward's Son, Chase Spaulding Cheering Her On at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Missy Ward’s son, Chase, cheering our team on during the 2011 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in the Colorado Rockies

I was so excited when I found out that Avon Walk for Breast Cancer was giving Affiliate Marketers Give Back a Cheering Station of their own this year, providing an opportunity for our team to not only participate in the walk, but also allow us to cheer on our fellow walkers for a portion of the second day of the walk.

Come Join AMGB at our Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Cheering Station in New York City!

If you’re going to be in NYC on Sunday, October 21st, come join Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back at our Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Cheering Station located at 59th Street and Central Park West from 10:00am to 12:00pm. We’ll be the applauding and high-fiving the Avon Walkers as they pass by dressed in our team shirts, rocking our pom-poms and noise makers and handing out thousands of fruit-flavored Pink Ribbon candy and Heart-shaped seeded paper pins.

Affiliate Marketers Give Back Cheering Station Goodies

The Avon Walkers can plant the heart and grow pretty wild flowers when they get back home to remind them of their time during the walk.

Cheering with our team is a great option to be involved if you’re unable to participate in an Affiliate Marketers Give Back walk. I promise you, you’ll have a fun time supporting a great cause.

Missy Ward wearing her Boob Scarf during the Avon Walk for Breast CanceerI hope you come out and provide that little bit of extra inspiration to the walkers as they complete their journey. Don’t forget to wear your pink and feel free to bring a poster!

See you in NYC #SaveTheBoobies

-Missy