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ShoeMoney and TrainSignal Support the Boobies!

Jeremy (ShoeMoney) Schoemaker recently ran an auction on eBay for a company to have him wear their t-shirt for the three days of Affiliate Summit West 2009.

The bidding was up to about $2,500 with 24 hours to go, but increased to $5,200 at the end.

ShoeMoney Auction

The winner was TrainSignal, a global leader in professional computer training.

In a selfless fashion, TrainSignal decided to bump up their donation amount to $10,000.00!

The funds from the auction are being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the official charity of Affiliate Summit West 2009.

Thanks a lot, ShoeMoney and TrainSignal! You are my heroes!

The Walk is Over!

60 Miles Walked, 28 Team Blisters, 1 Fractured Foot….

Raising $47,000+ for Breast Cancer Research — Priceless!

The 2008 Breast Cancer 3-day is over and Team Affiliate Marketers Worldwide can take a well-deserved break.

Day 2 proved to be the most difficult with hills galore — that should have been avoided.  (Note to Breast Cancer 3-day planners!)

Somewhere around mile 30, I was tweeting my remarks when I stepped off a curb the wrong way.  Little did I know that at that point, I fractured my foot.  

While it hurt like a bitch, I honestly thought it was a simple sprain or muscle pull, so I kept on trucking.

Morning 3, my foot was swollen and painful, so I went to the Medical Tent and had it examined.  Because there is no x-ray equipment on site, the medical attendant couldn’t be positive that it was fractured.  With that in mind, and because I was determined to finish the remaining 20 miles, I asked him to wrap it up and do the best he could to keep me going.

I walked the remaining miles, loaded up on ibuprophen with one goal in mind — to cross the finish line with the rest of my team.

And that’s what I did.   Team Affiliate Marketers Worldwide waited for each other at the finish line and together we crossed it — it was joyous.

Below are all of the pictures of the walk.  There are more pictures and videos to come as team members catch up with their lives to get them all posted.

Game On! 

Thank you again for all of your support!


Missy Ward

2008 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day

The morning started off at 4:00am for Team Affiliate Marketers Worldwide. We hopped on the bus at 5:00am and headed over to Opening Cereremonies.

This part was truly inspirational. Watching all of the survivors get together brought tears to our eyes and motivated us to get out there and start walking.

Seattle proved to be a much harder walk than Minnesota last year. There were so many more hills here that many of the team members were not prepared for. But we kept on truckin’.

We got back to camp about 9-1/2 hours, 2,687 calories and 21.5 miles later. Little did we know that we had another 1-1/2 mile walk back to the hotel.

We all had grand plans to go out to the Karaoke Bar for dinner. That however, turned into a quick stop at Whole Foods for beer, wine, crackers and cheese. We wound up ordering disgusting food from the hotel restaurant and got together on the floor of the hotel lobby.

Tomorrow is another early morning for us. That’s ok though. We’re having a great time, despite our constant complaining. We all have one goal in mind and that’s to get this last 40 miles down and go out for a great dinner on Sunday night.

Here are some pictures from today:

Touring Seattle Pre-Walk

I’ve been to Seattle about 9 times in my life, but this time I got to play tourist. The weather has been phenomenal — sunny and in the 70’s — not a drop of rain. I left the hotel early and headed out with my mother-in-law, Irene and sister-in-law, Tiffany who are also part of the team and we hit downtown Seattle. We hopped on one of those double-decker bus tours which are great, if you have a little time to see a lot.

I finally got to see the top of the Space Needle and check out Pike’s Place Market. The fish were flying! We also stopped for a butterfish (sable fish/black code) lunch at Ray’s Boathouse which was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant as a must-eat for lunch or dinner.

Coincidentally, several of the Ray’s employees are also going to be walking in the 3-day tomorrow and they were nice enough to buy us a glass of wine. They seem like a hoot, so I’m looking forward to seeing them on the walk. We also checked out a display of Chihuly glass pieces which were absolutely beautiful.

Well, it’s a little after 9:00pm now and I’m about ready to hit the sack. We’re up at 4:00am tomorrow to begin the 3-day walk. I think the rest of the team has already called it a night as well.

While I personally don’t mind walking the 60-miles, getting up at 4:00am is not for me!

Below are some pictures of today.

Until tomorrow,


Space Needle Reflection in a Seattle Building