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In late 2006, Shawn Collins and I made a pledge to raise money in innovative ways for various charities that assist children; help out the families of stateside and deployed servicemen and women; and fund breast cancer research – a cause that is close to my heart.

We’ve launched cause-related sites such as ShiptoTroops.com and AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com; we’ve worn “unusual” sponsored logo-wear, held goofy contests; sold hugs; walked 120 miles; and together with Affiliate Summit attendees, we’ve raised over $127,000, since January, 2007.

All proceeds have gone directly to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, and Operation Homefront.

At the upcoming Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas this January, we’ll be holding another one of our entertaining fundraisers. All money raised from these events will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

So far, we’ve collected $7,500 for our Staff T-shirt Sponsorship which my friends at Buy.at/Platform A so graciously picked up. I am honored to sport their logo on my shirt during the conference.

We will also be holding the first-ever Affiliate Triathlon, which will be held on Tuesday, January 13th at the Rio Hotel.

It is open to all athletes. (The term “athlete applies to anyone attending Affiliate Summit 2009 West).

It is a 3-event contest of skill, determination and dexterity… and destined to be filled with laughs.

The winning athlete (highest cumulative score across the three competitions) will be awarded their choice of:

  • One non-corner, 10′ x 10′ exhibit hall booth (value: $5,195) at Affiliate Summit East 2009.*
  • Four Platinum Passes (value: $4,996) for use at Affiliate Summit East 2009.*

  • *Either prize can be sold or transferred to another person and Affiliate Summit 2009 East, takes place in NYC on August 9-11, 2009.

    The entry fee for the Affiliate Triathlon is $100, which is donated directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

    If you're attending Affiliate Summit and you got the “skills” to compete, I urge you to register to participate in this fun event.

    Enroll at http://blog.affiliatesummit.com/affiliate-triathalon-enrollment/.

    Here's a peak at the challenges:

    Golf Driving Challenge Golf Driving Challenge
    Equipped with a state-of-the-art computer and Doppler radar system, our Golf Driving Challenge tracks the ball from the moment the golfer tees off. The sophisticated computer measures the speed and trajectory of the ball and accurately projects the distance traveled within 3%.

    Double Shot Basket Ball Double Shot Basketball
    Race against the clock in this fast-paced double shot basketball game combining speed and accuracy to score as many baskets as possible.

    Wacky Trikes Wacky Trikes
    Hop on our sturdy adult-sized Wacky Trikes and race your competitors to the checkered flag on the custom cone course that we've designed.

    So, if you're ready to get your game on, win some cool prizes and help out a great charity, register today to participate in the Affiliate Triathlon.

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    Missy Ward

    Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
    Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

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