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News   March 17, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Matco Tools raises over $400,000 to beat breast cancer

Sale of special pink tools in 2012 and 2013 netted $436,596.39 for the Susan G. Komen association for breast cancer research and awareness.

Matco has announced that since the start of its “Tools for the Cause” campaign in 2012, the company has raised more than $436,596.39 for breast cancer awareness through the sales of special edition pink products.

Company executives presented a cheque to Susan G. Komen regional vice president, Miguel Perez at a ceremony earlier this year celebrating the groups’ two-year relationship.

“This is a partnership that everyone in our company is very proud of and has strongly supported from the very beginning,” said Tim Gilmore, president of Matco Tools. “We have worked with Komen for nearly two years and being able to contribute to an organization that supports such a great cause means a lot to our employees and our customers.”

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is an association dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer. Proceeds from donors and its own events like the Komen Race for the Cure, have contributed over $2 billion to fund medical research, community health outreach efforts, and awareness programs in more than 50 countries.

During the presentation of the cheque, Perez spoke about Komen’s relationship with Matco.

“Matco Tools has been a great partner for Susan G. Komen and we are extremely pleased with the success of the campaigns thus far,” he said. “This company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility has truly been on display over the past year and a half and the donations that have been collected are going to help end breast cancer forever. Matco Tools’ employees and customers should be very proud of their contribution. I know we are all very proud and honored.”

Starting in October of 2013, the company began selling its new line of special edition products for the second annual Tools for the Cause campaign.  Matco will continue to sell these limited edition items through September 30, 2014:

* 897UHP – Pocket knife
* CS2APTC – Rolling Creeper Seat
* DPCC3P – Diamond Coated Files
* FCPINK – Fender Cover
* HTPINK – Telescoping Inspection Mirrors
* MBKP – Toolbox Bank
* MSC4BKPK – Black Service Cart
* MTP4PINK – Pocket Pen Light
* PP3CSPNK – Pink Power Probe III
* SP2SGK       – 2-Piece Plier Set
* TGMP(XS-XXL)- Pink Gloves

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