McKesson Partners with Lyft to Support California Wildfire Victims

October 17, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, 2017 — To help support the transportation needs of individuals and families affected by the wildfire in the Northern California area, McKesson has partnered with Lyft to provide complimentary rides to local hospitals or treatment centers. Today’s partnership follows on McKesson’s donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of wildfire relief efforts.

“Because of the North Bay fires, even getting to treatment centers remains a challenge for many patients. Through our partnership with Lyft, we can ease the transportation burden and remove a major barrier to patients receiving the medical care they need,” said Christine Lopez, president of the McKesson Foundation.

For individuals in need of a Lyft to or from a treatment center in the North Bay and surrounding areas, please use Lyft promotion code “McKessonCARES” to qualify for your free ride. Complimentary rides available for a limited time only, and rides must start or end at one of the partner healthcare organizations. (Please note that anyone requiring emergency medical needs should contact 9-1-1.) Treatment centers include (among many others):

  • Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
  • Queen of the Valley Medical Center (Napa)
  • Petaluma Valley Hospital
  • Sutter Medical Foundation Vacaville
  • Sutter Medical Foundation Brownsville
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

“Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the devastating North Bay fires in California,” said Veronica Juarez, senior director of business initiatives at Lyft. "As the widespread negative health effects continue to impact millions across the Bay Area, we are working with our partners at McKesson to improve access to non-emergency medical care through better transportation options, so that people who need medical assistance can easily get to and from appointments.” 

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

About The McKesson Foundation

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is dedicated to supporting our employees' community involvement efforts and cancer care. To maximize our impact, the Foundation invests in organizations that provide cancer support programs, providing care packages for cancer patients through McKesson Foundation’s Giving Comfort program, and growing and diversifying the international bone marrow registry through the McKesson Marrow Drive. Each year, the McKesson Foundation contributes more than $4.5 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the health of our communities. Over the past three years, the Foundation has matched more than $3.4 million in employee donations to charitable organizations. For more information, please contact us at

About Lyft

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available to 95 percent of the US population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

About Lyft Business

Lyft Business offers travel, commute, event, and courtesy ride programs that provide customers with the tools they need to reduce cost, save time, and streamline their transportation programs. We partner with thousands of organizations to create unique solutions to move their people, from employees and customers to patients and students. To learn more about Lyft's work in healthcare, visit:

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