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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


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)
Apr 20, 2017 C. James
Apr 20, 2017 Brad Miller
Apr 19, 2017 Loraine Lindsey
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 Jason Burgess
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please cancel this partnership.
Apr 19, 2017 Tammy Young
Apr 19, 2017 Jamie Norris Please don't partner with them
Apr 19, 2017 Carol Larroque
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 JB Lewis I probably shouldn't be surprised. Komen is linked with a number of nefarious activities. It's disappointing to see how easily you fool so many well-meaning people.
Apr 19, 2017 Tonya Ives
Apr 18, 2017 Susan Peebles 3 time cancer survivor. Those are tough battles that no one should need to endure. Don't add to that likelihood with this partnership!
Apr 18, 2017 Deborah Brown $100,000 is not even the cost of one days fracking. The profits that Baker Hughes receive are astronomical in comparison. Susan G. Komen should give back this dirty money...do not insult people with cancer by accepting this!
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Christie Rawls
Apr 18, 2017 Leslie Solook
Apr 18, 2017 Ann Umland
Apr 18, 2017 Barbara Darling
Apr 18, 2017 susan dunn Please do not partner with practices that hurt our environment. We have enough trouble already with global warming. I am from a state where a lot of fracking occurs and I object
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Shawn Tvrz
Apr 18, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Joanne Frania I urge you to not ally Komen with Baker Hughes and other such companies involved in activities that are detrimental to health. No amount of money should convince you otherwise. PLEASE hear our objections.
Apr 18, 2017 Gail Vinson
Apr 18, 2017 Richard Laba
Apr 18, 2017 Libby W.
Apr 18, 2017 Louise Cripps
Apr 18, 2017 Yvonne Jordan
Apr 18, 2017 Valerie Carlson Fracking is a toxic practice. I really am shocked to hear you are not only working with Baker Hughes but promoting your relationship!
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Glenn Alford you have got to be kidding--partnering with pink drill bits
Apr 18, 2017 Michael Garrett
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop- just stop!
Apr 18, 2017 Andy Murphy
Apr 18, 2017 Andrea Jacobs
Apr 18, 2017 Jane Hendricks
Apr 18, 2017 Carol Kelly Fracking is a dangerous practice and Susan G Komen should not be accepting donations from a company that engages in this destructive practice. As a two time breast cancer survivor, I urge you to consider the negative implications of this type of donation

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