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10.15.14

Media Roundup: Fracking for the Cure (10/8/14-10/12/14)

October’s pink ribbon frenzy reached rock bottom last week when Susan G. Komen teamed up with fracking company Baker Hughes to make pink fracking drill bits. It’ll get even dicier next week when the Houston-based company hands Komen founder Nancy Brinker a $100,000 check at Pittsburgh’s Heinz field before the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Indianapolis ... Read more...

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Mary Brune

Mary Brune

Mary Brune was nursing her baby when she saw a news report about breast milk being contaminated with perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel. Turning her outrage into activism, she co-founded Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS).  Since that moment in 2005, MOMS has become a unique and powerful force in the environmental health movement: nursing mothers working to reduce children’s exposure to harmful chemicals linked to later-life diseases, including breast cancer. Under Mary’s leadership, MOMS has been an invaluable partner to the Breast Cancer Fund, and both MOMS and Mary were honored in 2009 with a Hero Award.