Get A Pink Power Drill And Do Your Part For A Cure

Doing Your Part For A Cure Buy A Pink Power Drill

pink power drillI recently bought my place. It has a lot of potential, but it is a fixer-upper, by design. I’m pretty handy with tools. My dad made sure of that.

I have worked with him for as long as I can remember, and I know my way around a tool kit.

So as soon as I moved in, I went tool shopping. I have some tools, but a lot of times I just used my dad’s, so I needed a few things, particularly an electric drill.

But when I came home with a pink power drill, you would not believe the uproar!

My mom says I have unwittingly set the women’s movement back half a century. My sister said I was turning into a living, breathing Barbie Doll. My dad said, “Pink? Are you kidding me? Power drills aren’t supposed to be pink!”

Family Portrait (in the elevator)My family isn’t anything if not opinionated. But I am also opinionated, and I felt I had excellent reasons for opting for a pink power drill … Humanitarian reasons, in fact. I wonder how many out there who are gnashing their teeth over the idea of pink power drills even realize there is a deliberate strategy behind the idea.

Pink, as in pink ribbons, has come to be associated with the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure charity seeking a cure for breast cancer – a disease that primarily affects women. So when you see a pink power drill or other pink power tools, remember, it’s not as girlie as you would think … except in a good way, because a portion of the cost of these pink tools is being donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

So, you get a high quality (a “guy quality” if you need to think of it that way) pink power drill to use for all your drilling needs, and a charity receives more money for its very worthy cause. I’ve kept my drill pretty busy since moving into my new house. I used it to put my bed together, to hang some wall shelves, to hand curtain rods and make a few repairs to my porch.

Every time I use it, I think about how much has been accomplished by the Susan G. Komen for a Cure organization, and I feel pretty good about myself. In fact, it makes me want to go out and find myself some more pink tools!

Author: Wallacem



 

Pink Tools for Women, and Men To

Pink Tools for Women, and Men As Well

pink cordless drillThere are many different options when buying tools. Even if you go to the hardware store to buy a hammer, there will be many different styles from which you can choose. Once you narrow down the style, you are still not done yet. Then you must choose the material your new tool is to be made out of.

Now you must choose the primary color for your tool. Gone are the days of yesteryear when the choices were black, blue or wooden. Now possible color choices include different shades of these colors, different materials and even new colors. You will probably have to choose between having wooden handles or aluminum handles.

When that is done is when you start picking colors. Some people may not care about the colors of their tools, while others will be very concerned about having a matching set of tools. If your mind is not made up already, or if these are the first tools you are purchasing, then pink tools are a very good option.

Pink tools for women only is no longer the case. Men can use them as well, because a tool is a tool. Pink tools usually are supporting breast cancer research. You can be sure by looking on the label or item box.

If you are going to be purchasing the tool anyways, why not support a very worthy cause. Chances are it will not matter if you are in a family owned hardware store or a big box store, there will be a pink tool section.

Tools are no longer just for men, but pink tools do not have to be for women only. Probably the only items you will not find a pink choice for will be the power tools. These tools are usually mostly black, sometimes they will have an accent color. The demand for these tools to be offered in pink has not gotten great enough, yet.

As more and more women begin to work with their hands more and more, pink tools will become more prevalent in the stores. The fact that these pink tools for women usually support breast cancer research is an added bonus.

Be sure to look for the pink ribbon or the designation of breast cancer research supporter before you buy. Tools are meant to last a long time with proper care so your support will be known for a long time without you even having to say a word.

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Why Do I Have A Pink Tool Box?

pink tool chestWhy Do I Have A Pink Tool Box?

The answer to that may surprise you. My pink tool box is made by the first company to import stainless steel tool boxes to this country – Cala Industries, makers of The Original Pink Box. My tool box is pink, and so are the accessories (or tools as someone of the male orientation might call them).

My “accessories” include everything from hammers and screwdrivers to wrenches and pliers for every occasion. I have pink hex keys and a pink tape measure and a level. They are all pink, every last one. “Why to pink?” you may ask, and I wouldn’t fault you for your curiosity.

It is as a reminder to one and all that the world needs to find a cure for a terrible disease that affects millions and takes millions of lives every year. Breast cancer. I think it is amazing that pink has come to represent so completely the cause of breast cancer research.

It all started with the Susan G. Komen “Race for a Cure” events to draw awareness to the cause of breast cancer research. Their symbol, a pink bow, has come to represent that cause. Anyone and everyone who sees a pink bow connects it with the Komen Foundation and the need to cure breast cancer. But now that pink symbol has carried over to other objects as many corporations have adopted that charity and produce products to sell that are all pink, with the promise that they will donate a certain percentage of profits from the sale of those pink products to the Susan G. Komen For a Cure organization to combat breast cancer. It’s like pink has gone viral! Thus my pink tool box.

But it doesn’t stop there. I also own a very non-macho looking electric driller, and a sander and jig saw that are also all pink! I get a lot of ribbing, but I’m also seeing more and more pink tools turning up, some in the most surprising places! Like the guy we hired to build our new deck … big guy.

Lots of muscle to go along with that pink battery powered screwdriver he was using. Turned out, his mother died of breast cancer. He wanted to do his part for the cause. So if you too would like to do your part, make a contribution by buying your own pink tool box, or some other pink product – for the cause!



 

Pink Tool Belts: Here’s To Good Health

Pink Tool Belts: Heres To Good Health

I am a breast cancer survivor. I am also really into volunteering. One of my favorite causes is Habitat for Humanity. What better way to give to a charitable cause than to get in there and physically apply your elbow grease? I mean, it is a great and generous thing to make a monetary donation if you can, but I cannot describe the joy that comes from pouring your heart and soul into a project and seeing the results in the relief, joy and gratitude shown on the faces of the recipients.

Whenever I am working on one of these projects with my friends for Habitat for Humanity we bring our tools along, conveniently hanging on our pink tool belts. Yes, you heard me right. I said pink. I figure, why not kill two causes with one stone. As I said previously, I am a cancer survivor … breast cancer, to be more precise.

They are all proud to wear them with me as I have mostly bought each one their bright pink tool belt. pink tool beltsWhat does that have to do with pink tool belts? Well, perhaps you have heard of the Susan G. Komen For a Cure organization. They’re the sponsors of the annual Komen “Race for a Cure” event that is now held nationwide.

It is a very active fundraising event that focuses on finding a cure for breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen foundation is the one that started those little pink bows you see people wearing as a reminder not to forget the need for contributions to this cause. Now, though, the pink theme has gone viral, so to speak, and incorporates many products … all pink … into this brand.

Pink is everywhere! It even has shown up in power tools … and in my aforementioned pink tool belt. The companies who make and sell these pink products have pledged to donate a percentage of their sales of these items to the Susan G. Komen For A Cure charity to support breast cancer research. It is a superb idea and has taken off!

It has gotten to the point now where the color pink has come to be associated not just with little girls, but with breast cancer research. So when you see tradespeople or handymen or handywomen wearing or using a pink electric drill or screwdriver or sander, or electric mixer or other kitchen appliance, or t-shirts … the list goes on and on, think of the Susan G. Komen foundation and make a contribution to the cause of eliminating breast cancer.  



 

Pink Ladies Tool Kit – For a Cure

Pink Ladies Tool Kit – Helping To Find A Cure

As a single female and a homeowner, I recognize the importance of acquiring a few “handyman” skills. It is just too darn expensive to have to pay a professional to come out whenever there is a problem involving household repairs. That is why I have made it a point to build up an arsenal of tools pink ladies tool kit and work as well as some handyman skills. ladies pink tool kitThe first thing I bought in the way of tools was a pink ladies tool kit. Pink?

Yes, I did say pink.

I just figured I would kill two birds with one stone that way. I get this fantastic toolkit full of everything I could want or need for basic household repairs and projects. I mean this kit has everything: from hammers and screwdrivers, to a level and hex keys … and everything in between. It is certainly everything I would use.

The extent of my handyman skills go little further than picture hanging and maybe building a shelf or putting up curtain rods. If it’s too major, I call in the experts: the plumber, the building contractor, the electrician, or a real handyman.

Still, I have put my little pink ladies tool kit to use many times and am glad to have it. But that brings us back to the big question: Why Pink? The answer has nothing to do with my “girliness” or my ignorance of the women’s movement. It has to do with breast cancer and Susan G. Komen’s For A Cure Foundation.

Anytime you see a person using a pink ladies tool kit, or a pink power tool, you know that is a person who cares … who chose pink because a portion of their purchase price went to make a donation to Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer research charity. It’s nice to know that your money is so well spent. Every time you look at that toolkit or use a tool, it is a reminder that a donation was made to this wonderful charity when you purchased that pink ladies tool kit.

This organization has accomplished so much good with their annual “Race for a Cure” events, and their other fundraising events. It all started with a little pink bow, and now it is any number of products … all pink, to represent the Komen name and foundation. If you have an opportunity to buy one of these Pink Ladies Tool Kit – For a Cure, I recommend it highly. It is for a good cause.