G.I. Jane Challenge To Help Save The Boobies
Over the years Missy Ward, Affiliate Summit Co-Founder and ReveNews Co-Publisher, has been tireless in her fundraising campaigns towards fighting breast cancer and the affiliate marketing industry has responded to her rallying call very generously over the years. Despite a down-turned economy, Missyâ€™s fundraising efforts, through her non-profit AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com, yielded record donations of over $73,000. This brings Missyâ€™s total fundraising efforts to over $200,000.
Weâ€™ve All Been Touched
Who hasnâ€™t been touched personally at some point in their lives by cancer? At the moment, I have several friends who are facing this fight. Nor have I forgotten the people Iâ€™ve known in our industry who we have lost to this disease.
The fact that Iâ€™ve recently had more than one friend diagnosed with cancer has gotten me thinking more about the importance of the efforts by people like Missy who coordinate fundraising efforts and increase awareness as well as those who are willing to donate both their time and money to find a cure for this disease.
The Challenge And The Promise
AffiliateMarketersGiveBack fundraising efforts for 2011 are already well underway. How much will AMGB be able to raise this year? Iâ€™m confident, given Missyâ€™s tenacity and dedication; it will be more than last year.
Hereâ€™s the deal. If AMGB is able to collect at least $75,000 this year, I will do a G.I. Jane. Everyone remembers Demi Moore in the movie, right? Iâ€™m not talking about the one arm push-ups either (like that would or could ever happen). Iâ€™m talking about the electric clippers coming out for the buzz cut (there is a picture of me to the left, on the far left, receiving a Pinnacle Award from Shawn Collins and Missy).Â Maybe Iâ€™ll even have them shave the cancer awareness ribbon on the back of my head (Iâ€™m totally not sure if the gal who cuts my hair does that kind of thing). All for only $2k more than what AMGB raised last year, so itâ€™s a totally doable number.
If AMGB is able to raise $100k this year, I will take out all the stops, and the clippers and the razor will come out. Yep, I mean all of it off. Bald.
Opportunity Knocksâ€¦Go Ahead And Answer The Door
For all of those in the industry that Iâ€™ve reported on in the past (*cough* Zango *cough*) or have just been a royal pain in the butt for, hereâ€™s your chance for a bit of payback. Go ahead and make the donation, itâ€™s for a very good cause.
To all my friends, go ahead and support my moment of craziness. Itâ€™s for a good cause.
There have already been some large corporate donations made to this yearâ€™s drive. If you are an individual or a small affiliate, donâ€™t let that stop you from making a donation as well. Every dollar matters, whether is ten or ten thousand. I have it on good authority that Missy is equally grateful for the small donations as the large corporate donations. If you make a donation be sure to post here and let me know. You donâ€™t have to say how much and I promise there will be no retaliation, only a big thank-you.
Itâ€™s in the hands of the affiliate marketing community now. In a few months will I be looking like Pat Grady or Jeremy Schoemaker?