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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


Feb 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Charles Muehlhof
Feb 24, 2017 Lisa Wilhelm
Feb 22, 2017 Rachael Erickson
Feb 22, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Feb 22, 2017 J. Reiling
Feb 21, 2017 patty langford
Feb 20, 2017 Maria Gardner I'm against fracking because of the detrimental effects on both our public health and the environment. If these chemicals reach natural water reservoirs, they can threaten public health. Please stop taking donations from such company's that cause harm,
Feb 19, 2017 Mary Sanders Common sense tells you that you avoid dealings with anyone or anything that's harmful, especially when you have the option. You have options ... we, your constituents, do not!
Feb 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please stop fracking. It damages people's bodies & 1 is by getting breast cancer
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Miryam Bachrach
Feb 13, 2017 Caren Shiloh
Feb 13, 2017 Kathy Carr
Feb 10, 2017 Frances Patch
Feb 10, 2017 Jade Jewell
Feb 10, 2017 Julia Maness
Feb 8, 2017 Paula Lewis
Feb 8, 2017 cindy stein
Feb 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2017 Daisy Costa
Feb 8, 2017 Linda Anderson Revise your donor ethics now.
Feb 8, 2017 inger knudson
Feb 7, 2017 Joel Trupin Corporations must not harm public health, and health agencies must not partner with corporations that do.
Feb 5, 2017 Christopher Klimowicz
Feb 5, 2017 Linda Olds
Feb 5, 2017 Mary Demarest-Paraan
Feb 4, 2017 David Schaechtel
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) I must agree--this seems like a real strange situation. To accept money from a company that deals in a practice that CAUSES cancer???????
Feb 4, 2017 Francine Dolins
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) I find this very disturbing. Is a $100,000 donation worth it to destroy the earth and potentially harm the public? I say NO!!!
Feb 4, 2017 Diane Kehoe Money to fight cancer should not be collected from companies who have a poor record of ethical responsibility. The companies use their donations to raise their own popularity without considering the effects their companies have on public health.
Feb 4, 2017 Carol Stout It is totally unacceptable that you are accepting money from a company that does more harm then good to our environment and our health. I thought that your organization was supposed to be helping people to better health not causing more harm.
Feb 4, 2017 Sandra Wilson
Feb 4, 2017 Carmen N Bosque
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) Why would you want to partner with a company that is doing harm to our land and then to the people on that land? Please rethink your decision on this subject and reject their money. Thank you.
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) I know you need money, but really....fracking??
Feb 4, 2017 Laura Vicari
Feb 4, 2017 Cashin Hunt
Feb 4, 2017 j powell Shame!
Feb 4, 2017 Barbara Sarah Outrageous! I will spread the word to my breast cancer support group!
Feb 4, 2017 Danielle Hart
Feb 4, 2017 Micki Imbronyev
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2017 Chana Bass
Feb 4, 2017 Paul Garrett
Feb 4, 2017 Lynn Bowditch
Feb 4, 2017 Mikki Garrels Good grief! You work toward saving lives and then sell out to fracking companies! Stop now, or many many of us will never support your work again !
Feb 4, 2017 Marta Holt

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