Oct 26: Breast Cancer Action's Rally for Accountability

What the Frack?!?  Tell Susan G Komen: Stop Pinkwashing Fracking!

The world’s largest breast cancer charity has joined together with one of the world’s largest fracking companies: the Susan G. Komen Foundation is partnering with Baker Hughes, a leading global fracking corporation.  Baker Hughes is distributing 1,000 pink drill bits, and donating $100,000 “for the cure” to Komen.  This “Doing Our Bit for the Cure” partnership is pinkwashing.  Fracking is a toxic process - at least 25% of the more than 700 chemicals used in fracking are linked to cancer. This pinkwashing partnership makes Komen complicit in a practice that endangers women’s health.  Komen and Baker Hughes have created a perfect profit cycle whereby Komen raises millions each year to try to cure a disease its funders are helping to cause.  This is unacceptable. Join us in telling Susan G Komen that our health is not for sale!

This will be an organized rally and action, which will include the following speakers representing leading anti-fracking and women’s health organizations:
Karuna Jaggar, Breast Cancer Action
Bekezela Mguni, New Voices Pittsburgh
Dana Dolney, Co-founder, Friends of the Harmed
Doug Shields, former Pittsburgh City Council President
Additional speakers TBA

2 – 4 p.m. at the Fred Rogers Memorial Statue in North Shore Riverfront Park.  
RSVP by email to asartor@bcaction.org .  What to Bring: signs, banners and friends!  Following the speakers and rally, flyers and information about Komen’s shameful partnership with Baker Hughes will be distributed to game-goers and passers-by.

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