Jimmy Fund Walk: Team Blisters for Bucks

—Catharine Zink
Junior Graphic Designer


On September 21, I joined my friend and team captain, Nicole Sweeney, and 8,800 other participants in the Jimmy Fund Walk along the Boston Marathon route to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s mission to conquer cancer. (more…)

Relay For Life: A Doyle McMahon Family Tradition Since 2007

—Michele Doyle
Senior Developer

KevynThe Doyle McMahon clan has been supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life since 2007.  As part of the Chippy’s Kids team, we raise money in the South Central Massachusetts Relay each September. Leading the charge has been my daughter Kevyn, who has been active in Relay since she was in second grade and lost both a teacher and a schoolmate to cancer on the same day.     (more…)

Providing Food For Families in Our Community

—Adam Pierce
Operations Priority Specialist

2014 food driveThis past August, Commonwealth once again collected and delivered non-perishable food to the Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry as part of our annual food drive. Last year, we made the switch from the Greater Boston Food Bank to a smaller church in downtown Waltham that helps support dozens of local families. We felt the food should stay closer to the area in which we work, helping to aid families in our own back yard. (more…)

Legacies Honors Legacy with Charity Golf Tournament

—Karen Donahue

Layout 1Our father Jimmy passed away in August 2009 after a tough battle with esophageal cancer. Since one of his great passions was golf, we decided to keep his spirit alive by hosting a tournament in his honor and donating a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Association, specifically for esophageal cancer research. We have been running the tournament for three years now, and through donations and the tournament itself, have raised roughly $10,000 for this cause. (more…)

Service Center Academy Associates Get a Taste of Giving Back

—Amy Jerzyk
Team Lead, Service Center

Backpack delivery

Earlier this year, the Service Center started a new comprehensive training program, the Service Center Academy. Giving back to the communities in which we work and live is a big part of the Commonwealth culture, and we wanted to ensure that our newest associates were able to learn this first-hand. (more…)

Ride for the Cure

Sam Millette PMC

—Sam Millette

This past weekend I participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) along with my dad, a few family friends, and some 5,500 other riders. Now in its 35th year, the PMC is a two-day, 192-mile bike race that is the largest athletic fundraiser in the country. This year, the goal for the race is to generate at least $40 million of donations for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (more…)