Affiliate Marketers Give Back by Missy Ward

by Shawn Collins on June 26, 2008

Affiliate marketers rally for two worthwhile charities

Affiliate Marketers are definitely an eclectic bunch. Put a group of 10 in a room and you’ll get 10 different opinions on various industry issues, with each individual view passionately expressed.

That being said, you will never see a group band together more strongly than a gathering of Affiliate Marketers who have just had their collective cookies overwritten or website content stolen.

All differences will be put aside and for a moment in time, the industry will become One.

It is that “Rallying” style that is witnessed each time Affiliate Marketers are called upon to support a worthwhile cause.

Since 2007, the Affiliate Marketing community has raised nearly $80,000 through Affiliate Summit selected charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Starlight Starbright Foundation.

In the next few months, Affiliate Summit will be supporting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure again as team Affiliate Marketers Worldwide, takes to the streets to raise money to fight Breast Cancer.

This September in Seattle, I will be leading a team of incredibly generous Affiliate Marketers who will be walking 60-miles, over the course of three days with me.

Angel Djambazov or and, Jen Goode of, Karen Garcia of, Anne Fognano and Tammy Carney of, Laura Przybek of and Heather Paulson of are just a few of the terrific folks that will be donating their valuable time for this worthy cause.

Some people have asked me why I’m doing the 60-mile walk again, even now that I know what I’m in store for. I guess for me, it’s all about the facts. I know that without a cure, 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. I also know that EVERY advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant.

I can’t think of a better way to use my feet so that one day men and women won’t lose their breasts or their lives.

I am still looking for additional walkers to take on Breast Cancer with us.

If you would like to join our team, or make a donation, please visit to do so.

On that site, you will also find a terrific discount to Affiliate Summit Boston, which is available to folks that make a donation. Information on sponsorship packages can also be found on the website.

Additionally, the LEAGUE is the charity that Affiliate Summit has chosen to support during the upcoming Affiliate Summit Conference in Boston.

The LEAGUE, in its first year, is getting tens of thousands of kids involved in improving their communities and ramping up quickly.

It provides a structure, the curricular resources for the classroom and the planning resources for students and teachers to effectively address a community need through school year events.

The LEAGUE also provides recognition of student efforts, and works closely with local and national media partners to highlight and celebrate our youths’ contributions that are changing their community for the better.

For more information about this wonderful charity, please visit

Fundraising efforts will begin shortly and will also include the customary and highly-coveted Affiliate Summit Staff Shirt and Videos sponsorships.

For up-to-date information on these fundraising efforts as well as other Affiliate Summit happenings, please visit the Affiliate Summit Blog at

Missy Ward is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, the premier conference for the Affiliate Marketing Industry.

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