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 on her recumbent trike. In May 2022, She became the first person with ALS to do a marathon in all 50 states!

Go On, Be Brave. Make A World Without ALS

States + Canada, and the U.K
Donations Raised

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.

There is no effective treatment for ALS. The only approved drugs for ALS only slow down the decline by a few months.

16 hours ago

Team Drea Foundation
Well hello, Virginia! 😍 After a whirlwind time at home to celebrate the Sola Coffee Hot Mini 5k weekend with a screening, we set off for Charlottesville! Thank you to the Hummingbird Fund, Prolyfyck Run Creww, and everyone that has made this visit so special. Thank you to @akclemmons for inviting us to speak to your thoughtful @uva students about my journey.Thank you to Jim and Peggy of Hummingbird Fund for letting us be your guests and partners in this fight!And Thank You to the entire Prolyfyck Run Creww for welcoming me into your community (again 😉 ) . I see how special your weekly gatherings are, and Dave Peet and I were so blessed to be a part of it. Those hills though... 😅 After sharing Go On, Be Brave with Charlottesville on 9/23 our journey continues in Charleston next week! Don't forget to check out goonbebrave.com for tickets and how you can get involved. Until next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wee! ... See MoreSee Less
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22 hours ago

Team Drea Foundation
Our original Charleston screening may have been delayed by a hurricane, but nothing will stop Andrea from sharing her incredible story with the world! Join us on 9/28 for a rescheduled screening of @go_on_be_brave at The College of Charleston Sottile Theater. Watch the incredible story of Andrea’s race against time and an attempt at the impossible: to become the first person with ALS to complete a marathon in all 50 states. Pick up a copy of Andrea’s memoir at the screening from our friends at @bluebicyclebooks. For film tickets and to view the trailer, visit goonbebrave.com. Tickets reserved for the 8/31 event will be honored at the door. Then join us at @sharehousechs for our after party! ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re blowing into the Windy City for FOUR Chicago Marathon Week screenings of @go_on_be_brave! Join us in University Park, Glen Ellyn, Downtown Chicago, and Oak Park to watch the incredible story of Andrea Lytle Peet’s race against time and an attempt at the impossible: to become the first person with ALS to complete a marathon in all 50 states. We’ll also debut our BRAND NEW @runinrabbit SHIRTS!! Pick up a copy of Andrea’s memoir for sale at any of our screenings. For film tickets and to view the trailer visit goonbebrave.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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