AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com (“AMGB”) was founded in 2007 by Missy Ward, co-founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine and GeekCast.fm. Its goal is two-fold; to raise money to support Breast Cancer research, treatment, awareness and community programs through combined efforts within the Affiliate Marketing Industry and also provide an outlet for people to help themselves by uplifting others in a ways that another piña colada-filled vacation, more “stuff” or a beefier resume couldn’t possibly begin to do.
In 2007, Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back was formed, (consisting only of Connie Berg of FlamingoWorld.com and Missy Ward) who raised $17,000 in a few short weeks by walking 60-miles in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day walk in Minnesota.
In 2008, Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back set off on it’s 60-mile journey again, this time in Seattle. This time, Missy was joined by 10 affiliate marketers from around the globe (Jen Goode, Lisa Riolo, Adam Riemer, Tiffany Spaulding, Irene Spaulding, Jen Fluker, Debbie Banning, Karen Garcia, Laura Przybek and Angel Djambazov). Together, after twenty-eight team blisters and one fractured foot from a Twitter accident (Missy..), the team raised over $47,000.
Since then, other affiliate marketers have stepped forward to raise funds on behalf of AMGB for various foundations to help erase breast cancer.
Jeremy Schoemaker helped to raise $10,000 by creating an auction for him to wear the winner’s company T-shirt during Affiliate Summit 2009 West.
Affiliate Summit raised over $15,000 during the same show by auctioning off their staff’s T-shirt and hosting an Affiliate Triathlon.
Other companies have stepped forward to donate a portion of their proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
In September 2009, Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back set out on their walk once again. This time, in Los Angeles for the 40-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. A total of $53,000 was raised by the team through various fundraising efforts.
In June 2010 Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back took on Chicago for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer once again and raised nearly $74,000.00 — our biggest year yet, in the worst economy that we’ve seen in a long time.
In 2011, the team took on the Rocky Mountain Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. While some of us had a little issue with the altitude we muddled through it and again raised 75,330.00 — another record!
In October 2012, the team took on the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York City. It was exciting to walk during the 10 year anniversary of when the Avon Walks started and since it was in my home town, I couldn’t have been more excited. This time we raised, $86,688.36 — another record!
In May 2013, Affiliate Marketers Give Back Team was joined by Missy Ward’s son, Alex as he became part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Youth Crew in Chicago. Missy was the largest fundraiser overall and Alex was in the Top 5 Crew Fundraisers. Altogether, the team of 4 raised a total of $50,394.00!
In 2014, Affiliate Marketers Give Back took on two walks, the Boston Avon Walk *and* the New York City Walk. Missy Ward led the team in Boston and together they raised over $48,000.00. Shawn Collins lead the team in New York and raised over $40,000.00!
Please peruse the site to read about the various fundraising efforts and find out more information about the walkers and sponsors.
If you would like information on walking or sponsoring this year’s effort, please contact Missy Ward.