McKesson Supports Veterans Through Small Business Program, Employee Service

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McKesson Supports Veterans Through Small Business Program, Employee Service

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In honor of Veteran's Day, check out these stories of how McKesson is supporting vet causes

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 8:00am

Supporting Small, Minority-owned and Veteran-owned Businesses

McKesson recognizes the outstanding contributions made by small and diverse businesses to the economic health and diversity of communities throughout the United States. We offer minority-owned and women-owned small business healthcare suppliers the opportunity to enter into a mentoring relationship. Since 1994, these relationships have provided small business suppliers with extraordinary marketing and business management guidance, enabling them to expand their sales within the nation's healthcare supply chain.

One of our notable partnerships is with Veterans Imaging Products, a Disabled Vietnam Veteran-owned and -operated small business.  Tom Schultz, founder of Veterans Imagaing Products, says about McKesson, "I can honestly say they're the top corporation that I've met in America as far as trying to do business with veterans." He explains the support his company has received through partnering with McKesson in a video:


2009 McKesson Community Days Project Supports Hospitalized Veterans

In Fiscal Year 2009, nearly half of McKesson’s 32,000 employees participated in the Company’s annual Community Days volunteer event. This year's project focused on creating care packages for hospitalized veterans at VA medical centers. In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, McKesson employees provided veterans with some of their most requested items, including a fleece blanket, personal hygiene items, a tote bag, and perhaps most important: a note of thanks for their service. Hundreds of McKesson sites worldwide participated in this effort, creating more than 16,000 care packages. 

“As a veteran myself, this cause is especially close to my heart, and McKesson’s support of our country’s veterans makes me extremely proud,” said John Figueroa , former U.S. Army Captain and current President of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical business.

Employee participation in Community Days has grown 500% in since Fiscal Year 2004.

More information on McKesson's 2009 Community Days event including multimedia elements are available in an online press kit at

More information about McKesson's Corporate Citizenship efforts is available in the Company's 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report at

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