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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When I gave up my cane for a walker 4 years ago, I donated it assuming that stage was over. My core was just too unstable. But Mischa Decker at InsideOut BodyTherapies is an absolute genius. WE have worked so hard (and laughed so much!) on the way to this moment 💚💪 #pilatesismyjam ...

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Only 14 spots remaining and 1 week left on early bird pricing for the Cary Cornhole Classic! Go to www.carycornholeclassic.com or the link in our bio for more information and to register. Thank you to everyone who has registered so far! ...

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Here’s why my neurologist is awesome…we went to interview HIM about the amazing research he’s doing and here’s what he said: ”I get my own hope and inspiration from my patients... Andrea will tell you I try to get out there and participate in the events that my patients are doing. My patients re-charge my batteries." Check out his story and the work he's doing: www.als.ca/blogs/dr-richard-bedlacks-quest-als-discovery-truth/ ...

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What an incredible night at @TheNCCourage vs Manchester City game. Announced to the crowd as the first person with ALS attempting to complete a marathon in all 50 states. Honored to award the Player of the Match trophy to the World Cup winning @J_Mac1422!

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Only 14 spots remaining and 1 week left on early bird pricing for the Cary Cornhole Classic! Go to https://t.co/DSxLClujX9 or the link in our bio for more information and to register. Thank you to everyone who has registered so far!

”I get my own hope & inspiration from my patients. Andrea will tell you I try to get out there & participate in the events that my patients are doing. My patients re-charge my batteries." Check out Dr. Bedlack's story and the work he's doing here: https://t.co/vb3cvFyz9I

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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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