Baker Hughes Incorporated will contribute $100,000 to Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, for the second consecutive year.
Martin Craighead, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, will present a check to Nancy G. Brinker, chair of global strategy and founder of Susan G. Koman, to support the foundation’s efforts to end breast cancer.
"The research, education, and lifesaving community programs funded by Susan G. Komen over the past 30 years have made a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer, and we are privileged to sponsor such important efforts," says Craighead.
The check will be presented right before the final Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League "pink-out game" on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Baker Hughes’ year-long partnership with Susan G. Komen is an extension of the company’s participation each year in the Komen Houston Race for the Cure, at which the company sponsors the survivor pin celebration. Survivor pins are given to breast cancer survivors at the end of the 5K race and symbolize both the completion of the race and another year of life.
This year, Baker Hughes is participating in two more race events in Tulsa and Denver.
"As someone who has been impacted by this life-altering disease, I understand the importance of Komen's ongoing research, education, support services and global programs, not only to those fighting the disease, but also to their loved ones, friends and colleagues," Craighead says.
This year, the company will paint and distribute a total of 1,000 pink drill bits worldwide during National Breast Cancer Awareness month as a part of its “Doing Our Bit for the Cure” campaign.
Headquartered in Dallas, Komen is a nonprofit organization that works to end breast cancer through a nationwide network of affiliates and active partnerships in more than 30 countries around the world.
Baker Hughes is a supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 60,000 employees today work in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.bakerhughes.com.