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Rally Against Pinkwashing

If you live in or near Pittsburgh, PA – join us at an event this weekend to hold Susan G. Komen accountable for their pinkwashing partnership with fracking giant Baker Hughes.

Baker Hughes Pink Drill Bit Graphic

When: 2pm – 4pm ET on Sunday, October 26th
Where: Meet at North Shore Riverfront Park at the Fred Rogers Memorial Statue.
What to Expect: 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, to be announced

RSVP: Let us know you’re coming by emailing asartor@bcaction.org.
What to Bring: signs, banners and friends! Following the speakers and rally, we will pass out flyers and information about Komen’s shameful partnership with Baker Hughes to game-goers and passers-by.

Background Information: The world’s largest breast cancer charity has joined together with one of the world’s largest fracking companies: Susan G. Komen 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. Our health is not for sale, and we’ll be saying so loud and clear in Pittsburgh this weekend. We hope you can join us.

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Community Screenings of Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Contact our staff to start planning your own community screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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Past Events

How Fracking Impacts Public Health

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Acting Out: For the Health of It (2014)

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10th Anniversary of the Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Celebration

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Seeing Red: The Truth About Pink Ribbons (2014)

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Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought (2013) 

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Words Matter

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Acting Out: For the Health of It (2013)

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9th Annual Billie Gardner Memorial Luncheon (2013)

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Action Speaks Louder Than Pink: Food for Thought (2012)

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Pink Ribbons, Inc. screening and benefit (2012)

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Rockin’ Dinner & Dance Party benefiting BCAction (2012)

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8th Annual Billie Gardner Memorial Luncheon (2012)

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Action Speaks Louder Than Pink: Food for Thought (2011)

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7th Annual Billie Gardner Memorial Luncheon (2011)

You can view photos from the event here.

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20th Anniversary Celebration (2010)

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