The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association brought out their purple last night! Purple is the national color of domestic violence and they joined Manassas Allstate agent, Christine Angles, while she presented an Allstate Foundation purple purse to Terri Lamb, the association’s president and an advocate for domestic violence support.
500 Purple purses designed by television star and fashion icon, Kerry Washington, have been presented to community leaders at events across the country. A purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and purple is the national color of domestic violence. By making it fashionable to talk about the issue, The Allstate Foundation joins with Allstate agency owners and nonprofit organizations to help victims gain control of their purse strings and their lives.
Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime. That’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. They are our family members, co-workers and friends.cancer and lung cancer combined. They are our family members, co-workers and friends.
The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to an abusive relationship is that they don’t have the financial resources to break free.
The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association members asked “How can we help support domestic violence?” Some ideas: visit www.purplepurse.com and support a local organization or contact our agency for a quote – we’re increasing our donation to ACTS Turning Points Domestic Violence support group to $20 from now through April 22nd. During this time Allstate will match the donation with an additional 15%.