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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


May 24, 2017 Paola Moretti
May 24, 2017 Sophie Miranda
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 18, 2017 kay jay
May 17, 2017 Quentin Fischer
May 17, 2017 Suzanne Salerno
May 17, 2017 Mary Salerno
May 17, 2017 Blaze Bhence
May 9, 2017 Eriona Feka
May 9, 2017 Lisa Johnson
May 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop
May 9, 2017 Linda Taffar
May 8, 2017 Thao Vu
May 8, 2017 Juliann Gladden I am a triple negative breast cancer survivor . My cancer was attributed to chemicals in the earth from dumping of water from a steel mill .
May 8, 2017 Penny Fleischman
May 7, 2017 Corinna Morton
May 7, 2017 (Name not displayed) Questionable pay roll .etc for CEO? Also why I don't give..Now this .. Really!!
May 7, 2017 Laura Schmalgemeier
May 7, 2017 KAREN WATSON
May 7, 2017 Arvel Aldridge In league with the devil????
May 7, 2017 Susan Gregory
May 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2017 andrea Feig
May 6, 2017 (Name not displayed) Help to cure cancer,by causing cancer.This just makes absolutely no sense.
May 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2017 Gwendolyn Shepperson
May 5, 2017 Jan Gordon
May 5, 2017 Nancy McKean
May 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2017 Brenda Feliciano
May 3, 2017 Marion Holland How could Komen do this in good conscience? Stop!!!
May 3, 2017 Cecelia Haas Seriously??? Partnership with a fracking company, shame on you!!!
May 3, 2017 LAURIE HOFFMAN Fracking is bad for the environment all around. It destabilizes the ground and contaminates the water and uses too much water.
May 3, 2017 Laura Englebrecht Pink drill bits? Honestly!
May 3, 2017 sue brady
May 3, 2017 Barbara Padilla Stop the fracking
May 3, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
May 3, 2017 Nora Groeneweg
Apr 29, 2017 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
Apr 25, 2017 Bayla Wynot your trying to fund A cure for breast cancer yet you are getting donations from A company that uses cancer causing chemicals???????????
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 Sue Beard
Apr 25, 2017 Lisa Gower
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Sanja Valecic
Apr 23, 2017 Teresa Nelson
Apr 22, 2017 Elaine Pasquali Shame on you. The ends do not justify the means. Stop partnering with companies destructive to our environment and to our health.
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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