Elaine Denslow and the Allstate Foundation Support Cycle the WAVE

Elaine Denslow Sheds Light on Financial Side of Domestic Violence

“It’s unacceptable!” said Seattle native and local business owner, Elaine Denslow. This is how she feels about the statistic that one in four women will be affected by domestic violence in her lifetime.

Elaine, the owner of The Denslow Agency for more than 20 years in Bellevue, is excited to turn her sentiment into concrete action during the tenth anniversary of Cycle the WAVE on Sept. 17.

You will find a #PurplePurse tassel in your goody bag. This clip-on tassel symbolizes your support for a world free of domestic violence. The reference to a purse or wallet is intentional: financial abuse occurs in 99% cases of domestic violence.

Elaine and fellow Good Hands volunteers will be hosting The Allstate Foundation booth at the finish line festival. Come and visit the booth so you can:

  • Write an encouragement card to a domestic violence survivor. These cards will be placed on beds in shelters (samples will be available for those looking for assistance with wordsmithing).
  • Try your skill at corn hole!  Toss the bean bags and if you show either skill or spirit, you are likely to win a prize!

“Camaraderie and community are both powerful, and they’re both antidotes to the isolation that often accompanies domestic violence,” said Elaine when asked what compelled her to get involved with Cycle the WAVE. Elaine is also a member of the Allstate Against Abuse Team – a growing network of Allstate professionals using education and volunteerism to end the cycle of domestic violence, one survivor at a time.

Look for Elaine at The Allstate Foundation booth on the 17th – she’ll be wearing a purple purse lapel pin. We recommend asking Elaine about what purple wardrobe items she owns to show her support for domestic violence awareness. One is sporty and the other is decidedly fancy!

The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is the longest running national campaign focused on ending domestic violence through financial empowerment. In the state of Washington in 2016, The Allstate Foundation’s investment in domestic violence support was $183,000.