On September 12-13, 2015, Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back took on another Avon 39 challenge, this time in Santa Barbara, CA.
The Avon 39 is The Walk to End Breast Cancer – 2 Days, 39.3 Miles, 7 Cities Across the United States.
The money raised during the event helps fund research, awareness and education while providing assistance for families currently battling breast cancer. It also supplies much-needed screenings and treatment to detect breast cancer and stop it in its tracks.
This was my ninth breast cancer walk and as captain, I was privileged to walk with these incredible 39’ers: Robert Duva, FinandField.com; Liz Fogg, MyBlingPlace.com; Joel Garcia, Lab6Media.com; Adam Riemer, Adam Riemer Marketing; Kevin Strawbrige, Rackspace and Melissa Salas, WorldOfWatches.com. Special thanks goes out to Karen Garcia of Lab6Media who has walked with us previously, but this time, lent us her hubby and acted as our official “Team Handler”.
Nearly 2,300 other walkers conquered the 39.3 miles to crush breast cancer with us. In total, $5.3 Million was raised in conjunction with this walk with our team coming in fifth place, raising nearly $48,000.
I was excited to see that I was the Top Fundraiser this walk, coming in at $34,513.81 and that Team AMGB came in at #5!
My favorite thing about raising money for the Avon Foundation for Women is that I get to see the dollars I've raised be distributed right in front of me, during closing ceremonies.
Since 2007, Affiliate Marketers Give Back has raised nearly $600,000.00 for charities that support breast cancer awareness, treatment, research and community programs. [click to continue…]