Tyler Hamilton will formally launch the charitable foundation bearing hisname at a kick-off event in Colorado this month.With the goal of providing support to multiple sclerosis patients aswell as aspiring young cyclists, the new Tyler Hamilton Foundation willhost fundraiser at the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado. The event willbe co-hosted by Wheat Ridge Cyclery, a bicycle shop owned by the familyof former pro Ron Kiefel.“The Tyler Hamilton Foundation will champion the two causes closestto my heart – competitive cycling and the fight against Multiple Sclerosis,”said Hamilton. “As a young cyclist, I developed physical strength, mentaltoughness, and the ability to work towards goals that were incredibly daunting.However, it wasn’t until I began working with individuals with MS thatI learned the meaning of real courage in the face of adversity. This ismy opportunity to give something back to both of these amazing communities.”“Both cyclists and individuals who suffer from MS are characterizedby their unwavering fortitude when facing long roads of adversity,” saidJoe Tonon, president of the Tyler Hamilton Foundation. “Tyler’s wealthof life experience, extensive network of contacts, and high-profile statusmake him the ideal person to spearhead a Foundation that meets the uniquechallenges of both of these communities. Across the board, the Tyler HamiltonFoundation is dedicated to helping others reach their dreams and goals.”The event will feature Hamilton and other professional cyclists offeringstories from their own Tour de France experiences. Tour highlights andpre-release film clips from the upcoming IMAX film featuring Hamilton atthis year’s Tour will be shown on the big screen. The hosts will providehors d’oeuvres provided, and drinks. In addition, there will be a specialraffle for free trips and other special products.For ticket information, visit WheatridgeCyclery’s website.