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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


Jun 24, 2017 Miriam Feehily
Jun 23, 2017 Kimberley Duve
Jun 22, 2017 Greta Pociuli
Jun 22, 2017 Colleen Whiteford
Jun 22, 2017 Margaret Waltershausen
Jun 22, 2017 Yolanda Rivera
Jun 22, 2017 Elaine Tokarski
Jun 22, 2017 Gloria Howard Stop Fracking
Jun 16, 2017 Christopher Dennis
Jun 16, 2017 Patricia Gillespie
Jun 16, 2017 Karen Ramboldt
Jun 16, 2017 Jeffrey Wiles
Jun 16, 2017 Cynthia Lee The ethics of cancer causing organizations cleaning their reputation by donating to cancer causes is hypocritical.
Jun 16, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 16, 2017 Beth Briggs Please cease!
Jun 16, 2017 Dayle Brown Disgusting! Don't you think that fracking could be a contributor to cancer@
Jun 16, 2017 Diana Saunders
Jun 16, 2017 Lucy-Nadya Stoy This so so wrong. Please do not ally with a fracking company. Fracking is bad for our environment and linked to cancer.
Jun 16, 2017 Patricia Wirth-Nugent
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) I AM SHOCKED! WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION?! THERE ARE MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT I WILL GIVE TO THAT SUPPORT BREAST CANCER! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF NANCY BRINKER!
Jun 16, 2017 Elizabeth Carey
Jun 16, 2017 Dianne Hallman
Jun 16, 2017 Jane Warrem Are you kidding me??? Stop now, please!
Jun 16, 2017 Tracy S Troth
Jun 16, 2017 Harriet Shalat
Jun 16, 2017 Tiandra DeSantis Do not accept donations from Environmental polluters like these. They only partner with non-profits to try to garner good will with the public. Don't fall for their tactics!
Jun 16, 2017 Pamela Scovil
Jun 16, 2017 Frances Keshka
Jun 16, 2017 Maria DiCillo
Jun 16, 2017 Leslye Schoenhuth Unconscionable to Join with a CAUSE of CANCER to get Money for research Big Pharma will Suppress if it works. I will Boycott Komen from now on...
Jun 16, 2017 James O'Keefe
Jun 16, 2017 Susan Piaggio
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Have you all gone completely off the rails? Fracking is linked to cancer and other major health issues. And you are taking money from this company? What is wrong within your organization? And you'll never get a dime of my money.
Jun 10, 2017 Anthony Charles
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2017 Kristy Kelley
Jun 6, 2017 Linda Duper In the past few years, I have come to seriously question the ethics of this previously impeccable organization. Komen needs a serious review of its leadership. Your credibility is slipping.
Jun 6, 2017 Arleen Stolzenberger Outrageous! Thought better of Komen- There are plenty of other worthy companies out there that can donate.
Jun 6, 2017 Dianne Frazier
Jun 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2017 THERESA O,'Loughlin
Jun 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2017 Kristi Ebel
Jun 3, 2017 JoAnn Phillips I tell people NOT to buy susan b komen(& Yes, I purposely did not capitalize her name, not worthy) every chance I get and why. It's all about lining their pockets instead of actually finding a CURE. I AM A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR💖
Jun 2, 2017 jean timmons
Jun 2, 2017 ML Wells
Jun 2, 2017 April Eversole
Jun 2, 2017 Carol Smith

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