allison is a new york-based writer, author, and speaker.

She is also an Emmy award-winning, multi-platform journalist and winner of the 2013 Washington Irving Book Award for Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children. Her work on family, parenting, health, grief, loss, September 11th, work/life balance, cancer prevention, and genetic testing appears in numerous print and online publications including, The New York Times, Parenting, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post. An approachable and inspiring personality, Allison has been featured on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC, and she’s proud to have been named a “Lifechanger” by the nationally syndicated television show EXTRA.

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So many countries have festivals (even national holidays) for honoring ancestors and loved ones. I’m thinking of Mexico and Japan for starters, but there are many other examples. I’d like to start a holiday in the United States. I kinda like how marijuana supporters appropriated April 20 as National Weed Day, and now its known as 420 or 420 Day. It’s catchy. What should we call our day of remembrance? When should it take place?

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6/20/2015FORCE 2015 Annual Conference (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
Panel Discussion: Revealing the Story Within – Writing about Cancer and Cancer Risk
Philadelphia, PA
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5/08/2015 – Motherless Daughters Luncheon
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New Orleans, LA
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