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Recap of the Affiliate Marketers Give Back, 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago

On June 5-6, Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back set out on our 4th annual walk to fight breast cancer. This time, we took on the streets of Chicago for the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back at Gino's East

Our team gathered on event eve at Gino’s East of Chicago for a pre-walk team dinner consisting of lots of carbs (pizza and beer). Most of us got to bed early as we had to be up in time to make the 5:00am bus to the Opening Ceremony which was held at Soldier Field. It was an emotional event which gave us the motivation we needed to get walking as soon as they let us out the gates at 7:00am.

Day One’s walk took us from Soldier Field through the beautiful neighborhoods of Chicago, many of which I’ve never seen before. 26.2 miles later, we crossed our first finish line at Warren Park — the site of the temporary Avon Wellness Village, where many of the walkers camp overnight.

Some of us went back to the hotel while others decided to walk (hobble) a little bit further to a local Mexican restaurant to celebrate with Tacos y Cerveza.

Day two’s 13.1 mile walk came way too early for some of us. Standing in line at 5:45am feeling sore and covered with blisters, I had to question my sanity for a moment. But after seeing a few of the folks that were walking that were currently going through chemo standing on line with me, I had a much better perspective on what I was about to set out to do.

The route was extraordinary today. The views along the water were stunning while the walk through the Cancer Survivor’s Garden was met with mixed emotions of hope and sadness.

After a quick pit-stop at the Chicago Blackhawk’s Store to pick up some shirts to support the team later that night, we were back on the road to Soldier Field where I crossed the finish line with Melissa Salas of

After months of fudraising, 39.3 miles walked, dozens of team blisters and aching muscles, I am proud to say that Affiliate Marketers Give Back raised our highest team amount to date: $73,058.81. Our team was the 5th largest fundraising team and I was the 3rd largest fundraiser overall.

I’d like to thank all of the people on my team, all of the folks that supported us with donations and words of encouragement along the way and the rest of the walkers that took on Chicago with us.

In total, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago raised over $7.7 Million, most of which was distributed immediately at the Closing Ceremony to breast cancer organizations throughout the Chicago area to support the remarkable work they do in the fight against breast cancer; work that will someday rid the world of this disease.

We all have so much to be proud of as we showed the world what the power of a united community can do.

Click here for my pictures or here for Karen Garcia’s pictures of the event. (I will add more from the team as they get uploaded).

Shine on!

PS – Brian Chase, Melissa Chase, Kevin and Rhianna De Vincenzi, Sara D’Onofrio, Jenny Frederick, Karen Garcia, Jenna Jasso, Brian Littleton, Chris Pearson, Jaz Pester, Scott Richter, Amy Rodriguez, Melissa Salas, Brook Schaaf and Kevin Strawbridge: I am honored that you walked this year and I promise you… walking is like child birth. In a few days, you’ll forget about the pain and I swear you’ll want to walk again next year in Denver 😉

Auction: @jimkukral Marketing Extravaganza!

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Auction:  @jimkukral Marketing Extravaganza
Donated by Jim Kukral

This auction is for a Jim Kukral Marketing Extravaganza which includes:

Retail value:  $3,500

Starting bid:  $500

All proceeds will benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

How to place a bid:

The auction will run until 3:00pm EST on Tuesday, May 25th.

To bid on the item, simply enter your name, company name and amount you would like to bid in the comment section. The winner will be the highest bid entered before the auction deadline. (Please make sure that you use your correct email address when prompted, so that we may contact you if you are the winner).


Call for Item Donations for the 2010 Team AMGB Charity Auction

Based on the success of last year’s auction, I’m pleased to announce that we are going to be holding the Affiliate Marketers Give Back Charity Auction again, starting later this month.

I’m asking individuals and companies to please help us by considering a donation of an item or services for us to auction off on the website, so that we can hit our team goal of $50,000 for this year’s Affiliate Marketers Give Back, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, taking place on June 5-6 in Chicago.

Donated items will be listed on the website (along with information on the donor and a link back to their website) and folks can bid for the items by providing their name and bid amount in the comment section of the post. Winners will be announced after the auction ends and will also receive a link back to their website.

How You Can Donate an Item

Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back has never missed hitting our team goal, and we don’t want to start now. So please help us out if you can by donating an item to the auction. It’s a great way to get your name and services out in front of the masses and a great way to help raise money to fight breast cancer.

Please use this form to donate your item. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 12th.

Check out Team AMGB’s Shirts for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is the sponsor of this year’s Team Shirt and I was delighted to see their final design for the 2010 Affiliate Marketer’s Give Back, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago.

There is a guy’s and gal’s style and I think they came out great. We’re going to be one snazzy-looking team!

Thanks again,!

Affiliate Marketers Give Back Team Shirt - 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Team Shirt by