Alumni Team Up to Ride for Cancer Research

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Tue, Aug 14, 2012

Alumni

Matt Tricomi ’97 recently traveled all the way from Golden, CO, back to Massachusetts with a mission: he cycled approximately 200 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown with a team put together by Sean Gregory ’98 for the Jimmy Fund Pan-Mass Challenge.

The team has raised approximately $8,000 toward its total 2012 goal of $10,000 to support cancer research and treatment, and fundraising is ongoing. This was Matt’s first ride for the Jimmy Fund; Sean asked him to participate in 2011, but Matt was scheduled for knee surgery. The 2012 ride was Matt’s version of physical rehab!

“The Jimmy Fund has held a soft spot in my heart since that radio-thon I did in ’83,” Matt said. He went on to note that his personal connection to cancer research is through his mother-in-law who lost her battle ten years ago.

To participate, Matt took time out from a busy schedule at home and at work: he and wife Denise are the parents of an 2 year old son, and Matt is the founder and President of Xentity Corporation, a provider of enterprise planning, architecture and operation/execution management support for commercial and government entities. The company has transformed processes for the airlines, higher education, science, and geospatial data industries, among others.

Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, in computer science and credits WPI with giving him a strong foundation in the basics as well as kindling his entrepreneurial spirit. To support Matt’s ride for cancer research through the Jimmy Fund, visit www.pmc.org/mt0161.

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