We are the #FtDetrickGhosts! An annual gathering of those who have passed.
Frederick, Maryland has one of the highest cancer rates in the country, thanks to the chemical and biological weapons produced and destroyed in and around Ft. Detrick. Thousands of people who've drunk Frederick's contaminated groundwater have died long, painful deaths.
Now that they're dead, why should they miss out on Halloween? It's their day, after all! And if there's one thing on their minds, it's to let people know who and what killed them—and to prevent others from dying too.
What you can do:
- To join the class-action lawsuit against Ft. Detrick: file an "SF95" form, keep a copy, and let the Kristen Renee Foundation know that you did. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
- Urge your Senators to file a subpoena to unlock government data for this cancer cluster. (U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin; State Senator C. Anthony Muse)
- Visit www.kristenrenee.org for more info about the Frederick cancer cluster, and www.chej.org for more on cancer clusters in general.
- This and every future Halloween, print out this flier and join in the fun. It's only sustained action that achieves change—so let's make this bigger and bigger each year, until the Army has to fix their toxic Frederick legacy.
On Friday, Oct. 30th, join us and the Kristen Renee Foundation for a light-hearted—yet intensely spooky—"ghost march" of the departed victims of the Ft. Detrick cancer cluster. It's the first of many annual events to come, until there's justice.
Meet at 7:30pm at the Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (124 N Market St. in Frederick); where we'll be crashing “The Dead Come Alive” event, and haunting downtown Frederick for an hour or two.
We’ve found that shockingly few people in and around Frederick know about the cancer cluster. Even people who live on Shookstown Road, where the Kristen Renee Foundation documented 118 cases of unusual environmental cancer, don't know about it! Our event will be about making the invisible visible for everyone—in Frederick and in the nation. That's the only way change will happen!
The march will at first appear to be just a normal, goofy-looking Halloween event. But once people read our signs and handouts, they'll get how deeply spooky it is: these "ghosts" are a few of the thousands of Frederick residents the Army has killed. People will learn the facts—the Army still denies responsibility, and refuses to act—and they'll learn how to join the class action suit against the Army, pressure our Senators to subpoena vital data, and how to carry on this tradition next year.
Also, note that this isn't just a Halloween story. Nov 1, 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam war. Residues from Agent Orange production are some of the main contaminants killing Frederick residents today. How can it be that US civilians are the only population of Agent Orange victims that have never received any kind of compensation or acknowledgement?