Our Mission

The Team Drea Foundation supports bold, innovative research to find a cure or effective treatment for ALS.

We see raising awareness about this devastating disease as an opportunity to inspire people to live bravely, love joyfully, and appreciate the gift of life.

Our Founder

Andrea Lytle Peet was diagnosed with ALS in 2014 at the age of 33. In eight months, she went from completing a 70.3-mile half Ironman triathlon to walking with a cane.

Remarkably, she has continued to participate in races on her recumbent trike. In May 2022, She became the first person with ALS to do a marathon in all 50 states!

Go On, Be Brave. End ALS.

0+
Athletes
0
States + Canada, and the U.K
0
Donations Raised

About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a progressive neurological disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When motor neurons that connect nerves and muscles die, people lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement. Without stimulation, muscles become weak and atrophy. Most people with ALS become totally paralyzed as they lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and breathe.

Every 90 minutes, someone with ALS dies and another person is diagnosed.

The average age of diagnosis is 55; however, cases of ALS also appear in people in their 20s and 30s.

Military veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. Athletes also seem to be more susceptible. No one is sure why.

The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is 2-5 years. 20% live 5 years or more; 10% percent live more than 10 years.

There is no effective treatment for ALS. The only approved drugs for ALS only slow down the decline by a few months.

Hey Raleigh-Durham - check out all of these awesome upcoming races that are helping us raise funds for ALS research! 💚🏃🏻‍♀️ 💜 Andrea will be racing on her @catrike and would love for you to join her! Visit GoOnBeBrave.com and tap the Race With Andrea tab to learn more and register.…..🍺 May 23: NC Beer Run - Cary🐂June 1: Running of the Bulls - Durham☕Sept 14: Sola Hot Mini 5K - Raleigh🩵Oct 27: RDC Marathon - Durham…..We are grateful to the years of long term support from our local charity partners in these races. Please visit their pages to learn more about them! @bondbrosbeer, @fsseries, @bullcityrunning, @solacoffee, @runrdc ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Here we go again, Cincinnati! Our 5/2 @go_on_be_brave  screening was such a success we are doing it again! 💚 Head to the Mariemont Theatre on Wednesday, 5/22 at 8pm. Mariemont HS’s own @stelgkamp will welcome the audience. Come for the inspiration of Andrea’s journey, stay for the strength of the community that shows up whenever ALS does. 💪 See the trailer and get your tickets at GoOnBeBrave.com 🎟️ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Introducing Ursula! @ursulaquoyeser was diagnosed with ALS and, as an outdoorsy, active person her whole life, got herself a @catrike and is off on new adventures! AND everywhere she goes, she is repping two orgs that have meant a lot to her journey: @teamgleason 💛🖤 and @teamdreafoundation!! 💚💜 We are SO honored to be featured everywhere she goes, including to one of Andrea’s favorite places on EARTH, Crested Butte, CO to visit the @adaptive_sports_center! Travel safe & be brave, Ursula – you’ve got a lot of living left to do! 💪 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Twitter feed is not available at the moment.
Menu