SKIL Power Tools Joins The Fight Against Breast Cancer With "Tools For The Cure" Campaign

SKIL to Turn iXO Palm-Sized Screwdriver Pink and Donate Portion of Proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Sep 12, 2012, 08:01 ET from SKIL Power Tools

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime*. This year, SKIL Power Tools is joining the fight against breast cancer by partnering with Susan G. Komen to launch their "Tools for the Cure" campaign. The power tool company will be turning its No. 1 selling power tool, the iXO Palm-Sized Screwdriver, pink with 10 percent of the unit price of every pink iXO sold between August 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, providing a minimum donation of $100,000 to the organization.


"Breast cancer not only affects those diagnosed, but also the family and friends supporting loved ones going through the trials and tribulations of the disease," said Monica Stankiewicz of SKIL Power Tools. "We are looking forward to join in the efforts to end breast cancer by partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®."

In addition to helping support a great cause, the new versatile pink iXO Palm-Sized Screwdriver will help homeowners and do-it-yourselfers with everyday projects from tightening up cabinet knobs to assembling furniture or toys. Features of the limited-edition iXO include:

  • Lithium Ion Battery holds a charge for up to 18 months
  • Sitelight™ LED Work Light illuminates hard-to-see areas
  • Battery Fuel Gauge shows when it's time to charge the tool
  • Forward/Reverse Indicators show drilling direction
  • ¼" Hex Bit Holder allows for fast and easy bit changes

The pink SKIL iXO Palm-Sized Screwdriver kit includes a 4V max palm-sized cordless screwdriver, right angle attachment for hard-to-reach spaces, five piece bit set, charger and pink carrying bag. Beginning in August 2012, the pink iXO will be available online and in select stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). For more information on SKIL Tools, SKIL's partnership with Susan G. Komen, or the new pink SKIL iXO please visit or contact:

About SKIL Power Tools

SKIL Power Tools, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill, is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories serving the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the worm drive SKILSAW, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help DIYers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-conscious tools for the jobsite. For more information about SKIL Power Tools including information on where to buy the products above, visit or call toll-free 877-SKIL-999.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization.  As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century's worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees world wide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. 

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world's largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.