McKesson Sponsors Charitable Event at NHPCO

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Abby Bilyeu By Abby Bilyeu 
Sales Operations Manager, McKesson
One Last Wish raises money for hospice patients

McKesson has participated in the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association (NHPCO) annual conferences for many years through exhibits and sponsorships. This year, we took that participation to a new level by organizing a charity event with more than 200 participants at the NHPCO Clinical Team Conference, held October 15-16 in Dallas.

We called the event, “One Last Wish” and invited conference attendees to join us in a human chain by holding hands. McKesson agreed to contribute $5 for each participant to the NHPCO Foundation’s Lighthouse of Hope Fund, which offers children and adults with life-limiting illness the chance to take a break by allowing them to have their wishes and dreams come true.

We mailed an invitation to conference attendees to announce the event and promoted it through additional calling efforts and social media. At the announced time, we had 227 participants hold hands in two chains. To involve the McKesson Hospice™ staff who were unable to attend the conference, we held a third event that included 45 participants. McKesson’s grand total contribution was $1,360.00.

McKesson is committed to better health for both our company and our communities. That’s why McKesson’s Corporate Citizenship department sponsors diverse programs, such as “One Last Wish,” to encourage and support employees in their community engagement and volunteer efforts.

Working together, we bring McKesson’s ICARE shared principles to life—whether it’s providing comfort items to cancer patients, supporting nonprofits as volunteers and donors, or helping people with life-limiting illness improve the quality of their lives in ways medicine alone cannot.

Want to learn more about what McKesson Homecare is doing to improve the lives of patients through events and other efforts? Visit our Facebook page.

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