Fight Breast Cancer with Affiliate Summit – By Shawn Collins

by Colleen on January 9, 2015

Affiliate Marketers Give Back had two teams that participated in two 39.3 mile fundraising walks in two cities (Boston and NYC) last year, and they will be doing three in 2015.
Missy Ward is leading the team for Avon Walk Santa Barbara on September 12-13, 2015, Amy Rodriguez will be leading the team for the Avon Walk Washington DC on May 2-3, 2015 and I will be the team leader for Avon Walk New York City on October 17-18, 2015.

The money raised from the Avon Walks funds research to find a cure or prevention, as well as programs that enable all patients to access quality care. A key priority is the medically underserved, including low-income, elderly, and minority individuals.

If you are interested, I would suggest training, because you walk a marathon the first day, and then a half marathon the second day. Rest assured, they have lots of rest stops and first aid areas, as well as food and drinks.

I was mostly walking 3-5 miles, with a handful of 10+ mile walks leading up to the walk in New York last October.

There is a $50 registration fee to join, and Avon requires a minimum fundraising commitment of $1,800. If you are part of an Affiliate Marketers Give Back team, and you raise the minimum, you will receive a complimentary VIP pass to Affiliate Summit West 2016. The pass is worth $1,249.

In addition, we will equally split the amount we raise during our Race to Affiliate Summit West 2015 and Race to Affiliate Summit East 2015, and add that to your fundraising account if you meet the minimum.

On top of doing a great by raising money to fight breast cancer, there are the side benefits of getting to know some other affiliate marketing folks on a deeper level, and accomplishing a pretty badass physical challenge.

What do you think? It’s such an inspiring, humbling, wonderful, emotional, and transformative weekend, and I can’t wait to do it again.

All money raised by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is managed by the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(C)(3) public charity that funds a comprehensive network of programs and services dedicated to serving breast cancer patients and their families through five areas of the breast cancer cause: awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services, and scientific research.

Go to for more information.

Shawn is Co-founder of Affiliate Summit and Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine, and blogs at

This article appeared in issue 29 of FeedFront Magazine, which was published in January 2015.

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