Pink Tools for Tomboys and fund raising for breast cancer research, Wow!


Pink Tomboy Traveler - Tomboy Tools

Tomboy Tools comes to Mpls…………………..

The Paul met the Tomboy Tools crew at the Mpls Home Show today and guessed what the funny looking tool was for. Nice woman and we talked a little and shared a laugh. I was given a tool and asked what it was, damned if I know so I just guessed what I would use it for and Yep!, I got it, a specialized tool for removing hinge pins, I’ll try and get a photo.

Tomboy Tools Supports The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer as an Official Sponsor Through Sales of Its Line of Pink Tools for Women

– Tomboy Tools Has Raised Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for The Breast Cancer Cause by Selling Pink Tools Through Tool Parties and Online –

Tomboy Tools, a great supporter of fund-raising for breast cancer research and awareness, announces it has signed on with the Avon Foundation for Women as an official sponsor of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series.

Tomboy Tools will donate a portion of the proceeds through sales of its pink products to support the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Tomboy Tools is located at

During the past two years, Denver-based Tomboy Tools donated approximately $220,000 to advance awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research. Being able to support The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fits our business model and mission extremely well, says Tomboy Tools’ Founder Janet Rickstrew.

“We have always put tremendous effort into raising money and awareness for breast cancer, and teaming with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year, only enhances our opportunities to do that,” Rickstrew said. “We’re looking forward to a long and beneficial partnership, one that puts us in a position to help make a difference”.

“We greatly appreciate the generous support of Tomboy Tools for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Series of 9 Walks annually,” said Carol Kurzig, President of the Avon Foundation for Women.

“As a company that is dedicated to serving the needs of women, Tomboy Tools is exceptional partner in Avon’s efforts to accelerate breast cancer research and ensure that early detection and quality care are available to everyone. Since 1992 the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is proud to have raised and awarded more than $585 Million globally to combat breast cancer, with the support of invaluable sponsors like Tomboy Tools.

With every purchase of select Tomboy Tools items, consumers can feel good knowing that not only are they getting the highest quality tools for their home, but a portion of the sale will benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The items include:

Pink Traveler: A soft-sided Pink Tool Kit that includes 12 of Tomboy Tools’ most popular pink items needed for basic home decorating or maintenance, such as a hammer, tape measure, multi-bit ratcheting screwdriver, safety glasses and more!. $3 from each sale goes to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Retail price is $79.95.

Pink Auto Kit: Complete with the world’s first pink and black jumper cables, digital tire gauge, LED flashlight and rubber grip gloves, this must have Pink Auto Kit also includes step by step instructions on how to jump start your car battery. Tomboy Tools donates $3 from the sale of each Pink Auto Kit to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Retail price is $79.95.

Pink Impact Drill: This power tool is the lightest impact drill on the market. Weighing 1 lb, 11 oz, this unique Pink tool packs some serious power with its gear-driven technology and new lithium ion battery. $2 from each sale goes to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Retail price is $79.95.

Pink Hammer: This 13 oz pink hammer has a magnetic head so you can preload the nail, which makes it extra easy to use. Consumers who buy one will help us “Hammer out Breast Cancer!” because $1 from the sale of each pink hammer is donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It’s Pink for a Purpose and it retails for $14.95.

Pink Garden Bucket: The two-gallon bucket is filled with light weight solid aluminum alloy tools that won’t rust, bend or break. They have soft handles for maximum comfort and they are PINK. $2 from the sale of each Garden Bucket goes to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The retail price is $44.95.

About Tomboy Tools

Founded in 2000, Tomboy Tools is the only provider of hands-on education and high-quality tools for women. Tomboy Tools are for sale individually, in tool combinations and in specialty kits for projects such as tiling, painting, plumbing and gardening.

At in-home “tool parties,” guests see products and basic home improvement repairs in action, learn simple and cost-efficient techniques and gain the confidence to tackle basic home improvement projects on their own. Tool parties are held nationally by more than 2000 consultants and serve in helping build confidence in women with home improvement projects.

About the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Since the launch of the Avon Walk in 2003 through 2008, over $268 million was raised through the dedication of nearly 100,000 participating women and men. These funds advance awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research, all with a focus on the medically underserved. In 2008 alone, nearly 24,000 participants from all 50 states and abroad, including 1,700 breast cancer survivors, raised more than $63 million, making 2008 the most successful Avon Walk series in its history, with over 70 grants ranging from $100,000 to $6 million awarded at the closing ceremonies of the nine 2008 Avon Walks.

For more information, or to register or donate, visit or call 888-541-WALK.

For more information about Tomboy Tools or its products, visit Tomboy Tools online at or by calling (866) 260-1893.


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