Tyler Hamilton will speak at Houston Hospice's annual Butterfly Luncheon. Though his life nowadays is more about seeking redemption than world titles, Hamilton will talk about the dark side of cycling — a side littered with red pills, vials, needles and IVs. In his New York Times bestselling memoir, The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France – Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs, Hamilton takes readers on a journey into the heart of a never before seen world, the stark choices that went along with his decision to compete at a world class level and his complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong.
The Butterfly Luncheon is a major fundraising event of St. Christopher's outreach partner, Houston Hospice, and primarily funds the pediatric hospice care it provides. The Butterfly Program was developed in 1996 to provide special services for children with life-limiting conditions. Through this program, a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides and volunteers with expertise in children's care are devoted to caring for children and their families.