I believe THF was started like many nonprofits "lead" by celebrity athletes - it gives them good publicity. Tyler demonstrated on many occasions a lack of commitment to the mission and to the organization. Unlike many celebrity athletes Tyler not only never made contribution to THF but was paid for participating in donor rides and for all expenses. Many of his friends and colleagues donated their time and money. I believe that THF has made an impact on individuals with MS however do to the lack of financial commitment from Tyler Hamilton and the Board of Directors, it is amazing anything was pulled off. Known for the european bike tour MS Global - the idea was generated by Tyler Hamilton and Joe Tonon as a way to make money from a charity ride not because it was a good thing to do for people with MS. I would not recommend participating with this organization in any shape or form.