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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Sometimes others just recap your journey better than you can! Thank you @paceofme for sharing this and your awesome artwork!! 💚💚 Love you 😘
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Few people in this world inspire the way my AMAZING friend Andrea does! 💚✨💚
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Andrea @teamdreafoundation was diagnosed with ALS in 2014 at the age of 33, not long after completing her first half Ironman. This devastating disease has no cure right now, most people are given 2-5 years to live after being diagnosed and in that time lose the ability to move, walk, speak and eventually, breathe. Since her diagnosis, Andrea has made it her mission to “celebrate the freedom of being alive!” and is raising awareness and money (hundreds of thousands so far!) to END ALS by sharing her story, participating in innovative research AND showing all of us what it means to BE BRAVE and DREAM BIG even against all odds. To top it all off - Andrea is on a quest to be the first person with ALS to do a marathon in all 50 states on a trike!!!!! Amazing? right?! ::
Andrea, THANK YOU for being YOU!! I believe in you with all of my heart and am so immensely grateful for you! You have touched my life personally on so many levels, and so truly make this world a better place!!!
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Here is the Today Show piece if you missed it live (they did an amazing job!!):

www.today.com/video/new-google-technology-is-helping-people-with-als-record-their-voices-78999109...

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“Groundbreaking new technology is offering freedom and hope to people with speech impairments, including those with ALS. @nmorlalesnbc reports on the technology that could not only restore a sense of independence but also potentially help discover a cure. t.co/5Bo1k0SHaX
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@NMoralesNBC @TODAYshow @ALSTDI @TeamDreaFdn Natalie, a big thanks to you & your team for such kind & thoughtful coverage on #ProjectEuphonia! Hope y'all visit us at http://g.co/Euphonia and -- for those with impaired speech -- sign up to participate :-). And please don't hesitate to write us via the Contact Us page!

@sqcai just gave a great talk on #ProjectEuphonia at #motorspeech2020. Need more PALS to share their voices to improve the tech. @TeamDreaFdn https://twitter.com/nmoralesnbc/status/1230111736868401153

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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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