Fort McMurray Fire Victims to Receive Aid from Cardinal Health

Company donates more than $85,000 in cash and health care products

VAUGHAN, Ontario, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ -- Cardinal Health and The Cardinal Health Foundation will donate more than $85,000 in cash and health care products to aid those impacted by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

The Cardinal Health Foundation pledged $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. All funds donated by Cardinal Health employees to the Canadian Red Cross also will be matched by Cardinal Health Canada or the Cardinal Health Foundation; those donations have surpassed $13,000 to-date.

To further support relief efforts, the company is also donating health care products ranging from exam gloves and bandages to blankets and body wash.

"Our thoughts are with those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray," said David Murphy, president, Cardinal Health Canada. "This situation hits close to home for many of our Cardinal Health associates. We hope this token of our support will help the residents of Fort McMurray find solace during this difficult time."

To send money to the Alberta Fire Appeal and have donations matched by the Government of Canada, visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

About the Cardinal Health Foundation
The Cardinal Health Foundation supports local, national and international programs that improve health care efficiency, effectiveness and excellence and the overall wellness of the communities where Cardinal Health's (NYSE: CAH) nearly 37,000 employees live and work. The Cardinal Health Foundation also offers grants to encourage community service among its employees and works through international agencies to donate much-needed medical supplies and funding to those who need them in times of disaster; because Cardinal Health is #AllInForGood. To learn more, visit and visit the Facebook page at

About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH), a global health services and products company, brings scaled solutions that help our customers thrive in a changing world. We improve the cost-effectiveness of healthcare through solutions that improve the efficiency of the supply chain; optimize the process and performance of healthcare; provide clinically proven, daily use medical products and pharmaceuticals; and connect patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for seamless care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, we rank among the top 50 on the Fortune 500 and among the Fortune Global 100.  We support our partners with more than 37,000 employees in nearly 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

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