Meet a Mom
If you looked the word “Champion” up in the dictionary, the definition should be Allison Walmark. If you know Allison, she’s an inspiration. If you don’t – within two minutes of talking to her – you will laugh, you will be amazed, and you will be inspired. After years as a Marketing Director for many well-known magazines, Allison has turned her attention to issues impacting her own family (namely Autism and breast cancer), and slowly but surely, changing the world for the better. Though Allison’s life has been devoted in recent years to Autism Awareness and the search for a cure, inspired by her son Ethan, she recently battled (and is a survivor of!) breast cancer, and will no doubt fight that fight next. In a next life, she may sleep a bit more and try acting, but for now she enjoys trips with her family (Disneyland and Atlantis being two favorites), watching her gymnast daughter and musician son perform, time with her friends, and dedicating her life to engendering positive change. Allison makes all of us want to be champions for those things that matter most in our worlds, and as her family picture spells out – LOVE – is what drives It all. So, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, we want to honor her, and the many amazing moms (and women) we know – or will know – who are champions just like her!