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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


Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 16, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Apr 15, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 11, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Apr 10, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 wendy cook
Apr 10, 2018 Ken Stein
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 9, 2018 Jesus Montealegre
Apr 9, 2018 Mariateresa Canosa
Apr 9, 2018 Mary Greer
Apr 9, 2018 Beth Franks
Apr 9, 2018 Peggy Thomas
Apr 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2018 Ann Schmitt
Apr 9, 2018 Cindy Roberts
Apr 9, 2018 Bridget Auer I have stopped more than 5 years ago supporting thsse org. Go fund me is the wah to go. You know the cancer patient and tney get the $. Relays, Komen etc never helped me or anyone I know with cancer!
Apr 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2018 Dawn Broadbent Continue in your endeavors with the truth.
Apr 8, 2018 Nicole Liehr
Apr 7, 2018 Jennifer Schonberger
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed) I am fighting breast cancer right now and if you're not going to do good, don't harm
Apr 7, 2018 Patt Geyler STOP...STOP~~~~NOW~~~
Apr 7, 2018 Haley Lavris
Apr 7, 2018 Sean Sullivan
Apr 7, 2018 Viktoria Loginova
Apr 7, 2018 Liz Eviston
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 Kelly Corrigan What are you thinking? Give back this donation, you’re doing more for Baker Hughes in advertising than you are for the cancer victims.
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed) As a breast cancer survivor, I am convinced that our toxi environment is responsible for my cancer and that of many other women. Please devote your efforts to stopping this practice, not giving the polluters a public relations pass.
Apr 6, 2018 Keith Campbell
Apr 6, 2018 Jeanne Dager I will continue to hold my donations to Susan G Komen until they cease practices like this!
Apr 6, 2018 M. Castedo This is stunning that you would think this is okay to align yourself with a company that causes cancers with their chemicals. How can you look women in the eye and say you'll help them while supporting a company like Baker Hughes.
Apr 6, 2018 carol lacombe Komen you are all about curing and helping in the fight against cancer, stop supporting this company who adds to it. Unacceptable
Apr 6, 2018 David Antos
Apr 6, 2018 Marie Koch
Apr 6, 2018 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Apr 6, 2018 Hernando Courtright
Apr 6, 2018 Carolyn Trotta-Coyne I will no longer donate to your organization.
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed) PLEASE DON'T BECOME INVOLVED WITH THIS COMPANY, WE DON'T NEED THEIR HELP IF THEIR PRODUCT CAN CAUSE CANCER.
Apr 6, 2018 K. Parker
Apr 6, 2018 Ruth Singer
Apr 5, 2018 Linda Corcoran
Apr 5, 2018 Cynthia Chan
Apr 5, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Apr 5, 2018 Kim Edwards
Apr 5, 2018 Joan Patterson
Apr 5, 2018 Christine Reinecke
Apr 5, 2018 Howard Olanier

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