Ali’s Alliance

The Mission of Ali’s Alliance is to create and maintain a searchable online database of support and resources available to those individuals and families engaged in the day-to-day battle with cancer and care-giving, and to provide support through awareness. This web database will serve individuals from across the United States, and be a portal of undeniable value to those affected in any fashion by cancer.


Alison Arnesen Cowan was a 44-year-old litigation paralegal at the top of her career, and an active and enthusiastic member of her church and community.  That all changed the last week of January 2010 when Alison and her husband David J Cowan Sr received the devastating results of a routine diagnostic procedure that revealed a 5cm malignant tumor.  Subsequent imaging showed that the cancer was metastatic. Alison and David fought the fight and rode the rollercoaster for eleven months and in the end Alison lost her battle with cancer and passed from liver failure.

The Story of the inception and launch of Ali¹s Alliance began on the evening of January 29th 2011.  This particular evening David was at home after attending a large benefit for breast cancer research in West Palm Beach.  The benefit event was held exactly 56 days after the passing of David¹s loving and beautiful wife Alison from Mucosal Melanoma.  It occurred to David that all the hopes and plans he had in his life had been built around what  they were going to do and in that moment he realized that fate had completely cleared his plate.  And as bad as he felt, David knew that nothing he could do would bring Alison back to him, but there was an opportunity for him to provide a centralized resource center to reduce the time, energy and anxiety of finding information and support……an alliance in memory of Ali that could help so many people. was honored to be a part of the latest fundraiser for Ali’s Alliance. We displayed a range of our items at the 4th Annual Casino Night.


Simon Sebbag, Mariana, La Vie Parisenne, Liquid Metal and BUCO Handbags

Simon Sebbag, Mariana, La Vie Parisenne, Liquid Metal and BUCO Handbags

It was a true pleasure to meet the founder of Ali’s Alliance, David Cowen. What a warm, heartfelt man. It was great to see so many people come out in support of Ali’s Alliance.

KarenFauske, of and David Cowen, founder of Ali's Alliance

Karen Fauske, of and David Cowen, founder of Ali’s Alliance

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