Vertical Systems Group Supports Fight Against Cancer

We support the fight against cancer through donations in association with several Boston-based organizations. Dana Farber Cancer Institute is committed to The Jimmy Fund for providing high quality treatment while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research. The Jimmy Fund, which solely supports Dana-Farber, has been integral to the successful treatment of once-incurable cancers for more than sixty years.

Pan Mass Challenge 2020 – August 1st

One of the top Jimmy Fund events is The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), an annual bicycle ride that spans the state each August. The PMC raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country and 100% of every rider-raised dollar is contributed to fighting cancer. The PMC has raised more than $715 million since 1980.

Vertical Systems Group’s Erin Dunne, Director of Research, has been an active PMC rider logging nine years with Team Longevity. Cycling nearly 200 miles over 2-days on her cool bike, Big Red, Erin dedicates her rides in honor of friends and family members touched by cancer.

The PMC generates the majority of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and it is Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. In 2020 the traditional ride is not possible due to COVID-19, however the PMC’s mission continues through the “Reimagined PMC”.

Keeping Healthy

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Vertical Systems Group initiated its relationship with the American Cancer Society in 1995. To learn more, visit www.cancer.org.