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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Donations Raised

Thank you Level Red Boxing Cary for sponsoring our 2019 Cary Cornhole Classic AND for donating a new cornhole set to our raffle! Located in Waverly Place, they have a great space to box and get a workout in. They welcome people of all fitness levels and abilities as they are also a Rock Steady Boxing location! We are so grateful for their support in helping us find a cure for ALS. ...

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Beer at 9:30am on a Sunday? Don’t mind if I do...as long as it’s named after me and I already did a 5k! Thank you Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for hosting such a great race & participating in Ales for ALS. Your West Creek venue is stunning, beer is delicious, and people are amazing! I can’t think of a more fun way to #endALS 👌 ...

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Thank you Level Red Boxing Cary for sponsoring our 2019 Cary Cornhole Classic AND for donating a new cornhole set to our raffle! Located in Waverly Place, they have a great space to box and get a workout in.We are so grateful for their support in helping us find a cure for ALS.

Local NC friends: TIME FOR ANDREA’S ALE! For $20, you can get a 4-pack of 16oz cans. Reply & we’ll send you payment instructions. (Not tax-deductible, please note that we can’t ship so you need to be in the Triangle area & figure out how to see me in person in the near future!)

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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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