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

States + Canada, and the U.K
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2 months ago

Team Drea Foundation

Swallow #6! This guy is carrying a little mask in his beak to commemorate the craziness of this year. Thanks to Aldo at Dogstar Tattoo Company for the new addition! (he confirmed that yes, in fact this was his first covid tattoo 🤣)
It was supposed to be the year of 17 marathons, Alaska, and finishing the documentary. Instead, I will make it the year of patience, resilience, learning, getting uncomfortable, and growing. And voting. 💚💪

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2 months ago

Team Drea Foundation

My happy happy HAPPY place. First swim in 3 months!! 💚💚💚 Team Drea is back! ...

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2 months ago

Team Drea Foundation

HAPPY 6th anniversary of my diagnosis 🥂 Happy because I’m here — alive —and still striving for my best life. DP’s sharpie swallow looks a little more like a penguin 🐧 but it’ll do until I can get the real one from @jceciltattoos 🙌 #endALS #nowhiteflags ...

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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.