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Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

This time Susan G. Komen for the Cure has gone too far. In their quest for donations, Komen has agreed to a partnership with Baker Hughes, a fracking company. Along with a $100,000 donation to Komen, Baker Hughes is distributing pink drill bits to their fracking sites.

Fracking is a toxic practice. According the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, at least 25% of the more than 700 chemicals used in fracking are linked to cancer. As part of the fracking process, these chemicals are pumped into the earth. If these chemicals reach natural water reservoirs, they can threaten public health.

These pink drill bits are doing more to cause cancer than cure it.

Companies like Baker Hughes which flagrantly introduce carcinogens into our environment cannot expect that painting drill bits pink and giving a small donation can erase the damage they are doing to public health.

Komen: Accepting donations from companies that destroy our environment and public health is not the best way to go about defeating breast cancer. As the world's largest breast cancer organization, you must set the standard for donation ethics. If a donor represents a company or cause that spreads carcinogens in our communities, you must refuse the donation! Change your donor ethics now and end your partnership with cancer-causing companies like Baker Hughes!

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Dear Nancy Brinker, CEO,

I am shocked to discover that you have allowed and approved a partnership between your nonprofit, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Baker Hughes, a fracking company.

These pink drill bits are doing more to cause cancer than cure it.

I know that you are aware that fracking is detrimental to both our environment and the public health. According the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, at least 25% of the more than 700 chemicals used in fracking are linked to cancer. As part of the fracking process, these chemicals are pumped into the earth. If these chemicals reach natural water reservoirs, they can threaten public health.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure should not be allying itself with donors that represent companies or causes that spread carcinogens in our communities. Accepting donations from companies that destroy our environment and public health is not the best way to go about defeating breast cancer. As the world's largest breast cancer organization, you must set the standard for donation ethics. If a donor represents a company or cause that spreads carcinogens in our communities, you must refuse the donation!

Please change your donor ethics now.

Petition Signatures


Sep 21, 2017 Lauren Lunde
Sep 21, 2017 Mary Hatch Komen has lost sight of its original goal: to fund mammograms for early detection. So many of their practices go against my beliefs, and as a survivor, that is like a stab in the breast. Fracking is just another in a long line of unethical supports.
Sep 11, 2017 Michele Busler
Sep 10, 2017 Evelyn Macauley You are supposed to be about health. Why would you partner with a fracking company. They are about the opposite of health for humans and the planet. And for $100,000. give me a break. That's nothing. That's not going to save your foundation. Do not
Sep 8, 2017 Bernice Gordon
Sep 7, 2017 Chizuko Walter
Sep 6, 2017 Gloria Williams Please remember that all donors and their donations are not good for the organization or the people it serves.
Sep 6, 2017 Diane McVey They should be ashamed!!!
Sep 6, 2017 Carly Koehn
Sep 6, 2017 Barbara Erlichson
Sep 4, 2017 Brett Dennison
Sep 2, 2017 Paola Moretti
Sep 2, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Sep 2, 2017 Jennifer Hall
Aug 30, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 28, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 22, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 21, 2017 Barry Katz This is blood money...don't accept it. They defeat the cause!
Aug 21, 2017 Cathy Winsor
Aug 17, 2017 Kim Hanke
Aug 16, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2017 Brandy Price
Aug 7, 2017 Jean Cheesman
Aug 2, 2017 William Tarbox
Aug 2, 2017 choky alvarez
Aug 2, 2017 Juliet Castille
Aug 2, 2017 Annette Pieniazek
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2017 susan chapman
Jul 25, 2017 josilda Dantas
Jul 20, 2017 sara Elkins
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 19, 2017 Phyllis Dugar End your partnership with Baker Hughes PLEASE!!!!
Jul 19, 2017 Shirley Layfield
Jul 19, 2017 Melisa Yusufova
Jul 18, 2017 Marian Petrovich
Jul 18, 2017 SASHA FAROOQI IT IS NOT FAIR TO WOMEN WHO HAVE BREAST CANCER AND WILL CAUSE MORE WOMEN'S BREAST CANCER.
Jul 18, 2017 Maggie Alk
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Ellen Green
Jul 18, 2017 Julie Lew We need to cure cancer not cause cancer!
Jul 18, 2017 Carla Jasinski
Jul 18, 2017 Karen Fedorov
Jul 18, 2017 Caridad Romaine
Jul 18, 2017 Kathy Spera
Jul 18, 2017 Tom Pollard Just shows that Komen is really about. $ Sad
Jul 18, 2017 VICKI MILLER
Jul 18, 2017 A Unruh I once donated to Komen, but I will never do it again!
Jul 18, 2017 Deb Carroll

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