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. Since diagnosis, she has completed 35+ marathons, half marathons or triathlons on her recumbent trike. Her new goal is to complete a marathon in all 50 states.

Go On, Be Brave. Make A World Without ALS

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Social distancing at its finest! @catrike @johnsonsubaru ...

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If you’re coming, make a reservation!💚#Repost @gonzatacosytequila with @get_repost
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Join us next Wednesday, March 11 at our Leadmine location, as we support our friends & neighbors Jeanne and John Luther, owners of @solacoffee, to raise money for ALS. ♥️
♦️A percentage of that evening’s sales will go to @teamdreafoundation to support ALS research. 🧪🔬
♦️We will also have a sign-up table for the upcoming Sola 5K run, as well as some great RAFFLE opportunities from our generous neighbors & amigos @angusbarn @tworoosters @amelia.aesthetics @whitedahliaspa @sawmilltaproom @skyparlorsalon and more! 🏃🏽‍♀️
🍽 Reservations Recommended!!!!
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Don't go through the motions as life passes you by or just hope things work out. I'm living proof life can throw you a curveball, so get out there and swing away!! Fire it up!! #Quinn4theWin #FightingALS

First Tuesday means we are fashionably fighting ALS @dukealsclinic. Today we celebrate the founding of @DisneyD23. Our team embraces the words of Walt Disney himself “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”

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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.

The only approved drug for ALS (riluzole), only extends life expectancy by 2-3 months.

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