McKesson Canada donates $27,500 to support British Columbia fire relief

MONTREAL, Aug. 1st 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada announced today that it will make a $27,500 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to aid victims of the wildfires in British Columbia. In addition, the McKesson Foundation announced it will match employee donations through their Matching Gifts Program, up to a maximum of $2,500 per employee, to wildfire relief efforts.

"Our thoughts are with all the people of British Columbia as wildfires have forced the evacuation of thousands of residents", said Paula Keays, President of McKesson Canada. "We are working closely with our members and franchisees from British Columbia and surrounding areas to support evacuees and their health care needs. A large number of our independent pharmacists from The Medicine Shoppe, Guardian, I.D.A. and Remedy'sRx banners have stepped up to give out supplies and offer discounts to the relief of impacted communities across the region. We hope this brings a little comfort to the victims and their families."

"During these unsettling times, neighbourhood pharmacists across British Columbia are providing care to those that need it most," said Richard Brennan, Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Group. "I am proud of our pharmacist owners who continue to demonstrate their commitment to the communities that they serve."

Canadians can make a donation to the British Columbia Fire Appeal to support the Canadian Red Cross response efforts.

About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.

Visit www.mckesson.ca for more information.

About the McKesson Foundation
Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is an initiative of McKesson Corporation, based in San Francisco. It envisions a world where affordable, quality health care is available to all.

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For further information: McKesson Canada: Darius Kuras, Public Affairs, Darius.Kuras@mckesson.ca, 905-671-1399

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