Eric Heller

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Bill Alfano

On Monday, July 29, Amherst residents Eric Heller, 59,  and Bob Newcomb, 54,  concluded their nearly 4,000-mile journey, “Coast to Coast to Cure Cancer,” to raise awareness and money for the Pan-Mass Challenge just in time to ride 190 miles in the 34th annual event.    

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Bill Alfano

For years, PMC veteran Eric Heller, 59, of Amherst, Mass. has dreamt of riding his bicycle cross country. On June 8, he will turn that fantasy into a reality and begin to pedal his way nearly 4,000 miles from the coast of Oregon to the Massachusetts shore. Along the way, he’ll work to raise money for the PMC and to increase awareness of the critical need to support cancer research.