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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


Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Cecily Pegues
Jan 19, 2017 Laura Espinosa-Draper Please sever your ties with Baker Hughes and return their $100,000 donation.
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 16, 2017 tasha j
Jan 14, 2017 Glennis Whitney
Jan 14, 2017 Mariam Andalibi
Jan 14, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman
Jan 14, 2017 Valerie Baksa-Cato
Jan 13, 2017 Autumn Severit
Jan 7, 2017 Warwick Neal
Jan 7, 2017 (Name not displayed) As my Mom died from breast cancer in 1999, and I have donated every year since, I am appalled and disgusted at this. I will find another cancer organization to which I will donate my money
Jan 4, 2017 esther israel
Jan 4, 2017 Loisann Sciarrillo
Jan 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Shan Grose
Jan 3, 2017 Melissa Hayduke
Jan 3, 2017 Elena Hernandez
Jan 3, 2017 Maggie Reid
Jan 3, 2017 Sandra Ortiz-Perez THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PRODUCT FROM THIS FOUNDATION EVER AGAIN! YOU CLAIM TO BE FINDING A CURE BUT ONCE AGAIN IT'S ABOUT THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!
Jan 3, 2017 jane rickert
Jan 3, 2017 Christine Headworth
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed) What are trying to do to us - put health over money!!
Jan 3, 2017 Alice Keith
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed) Fracking itself may be a controversial subject, but carcinogens are not! Please rethink this move and future moves like them. Outrageous!
Jan 3, 2017 Marian Yeager This is not the first time I've heard that your nonprofit has allied itself with corporations that are trying to clean up their reputation as polluters. You are losing donations from people like me, who are paying attention to your poor choices.
Jan 3, 2017 Cynthia Justice
Jan 3, 2017 Tonia Gaffney Not surprising to me. But what is wrong with you all. Think of the overall environment. You lost my support a long time ago - but this only supports my thoughts of your past questional activities.
Jan 2, 2017 Judy Johnsen
Jan 2, 2017 Lisa Cook
Jan 2, 2017 walter schultz
Jan 2, 2017 ALISON HALM
Jan 2, 2017 Libby+Esther Berman
Jan 2, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 2, 2017 Howard Cohen
Jan 2, 2017 ana trillo
Jan 1, 2017 Jane McEldowney
Jan 1, 2017 BobbyKat LittleCub
Jan 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 1, 2017 Susan Knieriemen WTF, Komen?!? Are you trying to keep yourself in business? How dare you support the fracking industry? Shame on you!
Jan 1, 2017 Deb Thompson I am so disappointed in the Komen foundation :( I believe you will lose a lot of support!! You will certainly lose my support. Please discontinue your association with them!
Jan 1, 2017 Dawn Handelsman
Jan 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 1, 2017 eusebio manuel vestias vestias
Dec 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
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Dec 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 30, 2016 Michael D. Nesel
Dec 30, 2016 Carmen Severino
Dec 30, 2016 Jeanne Snodgrass

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