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. Make A World Without ALS

States + Canada, and the U.K
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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.

The amazing skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk, has these amazing words to say about HOPE FIGHTS BACK. 😍 🛹Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? www.simonandschuster.com/books/Hope-Fights-Back/Andrea-Lytle-Peet/9781639364770Team Drea FoundationPegasus Books ... See MoreSee Less
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If you're having trouble keeping up with Andrea, you're not the only one! Well, here's one place we know for sure -- on June 3, she will be racing through Durham for the Bull City Running Co. Running of The Bulls 8k! The Team Drea Foundation is grateful to be this year's charity partner to help fund research to END ALS. Find Andrea in the picture above, comment "There's Andrea!" OR BETTER YET...head to our link in bio to register for the race to see the real thing whizzing past on the downhills. Use code TEAMDREA for 15% off your race registration. (PS: it's almost sold out!!) ... See MoreSee Less
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Only 1 MONTH LEFT until the *Hometown Premiere* of the award-winning documentary, Go On, Be Brave! Join us at The Carolina Theatre of Durham on June 17 for this uniquely inspiring documentary that one critic said: "Floored me to the point of joyful tears." Go On, Be Brave is the story of Raleigh native, Andrea Lytle Peet, her race against time, and an attempt at the impossible - to be the first person with ALS to complete a marathon in all 50 states. Brought to the screen by Durham filmmakers @flysquirrelfilms, the film follows Andrea as she conquers every bump in the road (literal and figurative) with hope, determination, grit, and her irresistible sly grin! It inspires the audience to answer a universal question... What Does It Mean To Truly Live?Now GO ON, BE BRAVE, and grab your tickets at bit.ly/brave-carolina ... See MoreSee Less
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