Contributing to our communities is one way we live our mission of better health. Our community involvement ranges from large events like McKesson Community Days and our #idelivercarefor campaign to smaller efforts sponsored at our local sites.
Raising Awareness During National Health Center Week
Every August, McKesson works to raise awareness of the important role of community health centers in honor of National Health Center Week. McKesson sponsors this week and donates products to centers, while employees volunteer at a variety of events including wellness fairs, meals and biometric screenings. In 2016, we sponsored 23 events nationwide.
Getting Fit at the National Sales Conference
More than 800 McKesson employees participated in the Fit for a Cause fun run at our National Sales Conference in May. McKesson made a donation for every employee who registered, raising over $21,000 for healthcare nonprofits in the Las Vegas, NV area.
Giving Comfort to Cancer Patients
Our annual Community Days brings employees together McKesson-wide to create comfort kits for cancer patients undergoing treatment and to raise funds for cancer care.
Employees decorate hope chests, each with an inspirational note from its creator, and make blankets which are put into comfort kits with donated toys (for pediatric patients), activity books and other personal care items. In 2016, almost 20,000 McKesson employees volunteered, creating 22,000 comfort kits and generating $250,000 in McKesson grants to local cancer care organizations across the U.S.