Our Mission

The Team Drea Foundation funds and 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, less than a year after completing 5 triathlons, including a 70.3-mile half Ironman.

Remarkably, she has continued to participate in races. Since diagnosis, she has completed 3 triathlons, 4 half marathons, and 3 marathons. Her goal for 2016 is to do 12 races on her recumbent trike, each in honor of someone with ALS who has inspired her.
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Recent Blog Posts

Race for Sulaf & family

This race is #9 of my 12 planned races for 2017 and my resurrected project to dedicate each one to someone with ALS who has inspired me. In this case it's the whole family. Early on after my diagnosis of ALS, when I was feeling particularly depressed and prone to self-pity, I would turn on...

Race for Pat Boyd

This race is #8 of my 12 planned races for 2017 and my resurrected project to dedicate each one to someone living with ALS who has inspired me. Before I talk about the next race’s honoree, I need to talk gratitude for a moment. This week I finally added up the total amount that Team...

Race for Augie Nieto

Thus far, I’ve taken 2017 off from dedicating races to people with ALS and writing race reports. It just became too much with all the other writing and non-writing projects I’ve had on my plate. But I’ve missed it. The project gave me an extra shot of encouragement and determination when I got tired, or...

Team Drea Fall Preview

People always ask, “when’s your next race?” and right now, I gleefully tell them that it’s not til mid-September. But it’s not quiet at Team Drea HQ – not by a long shot. So here are the events coming up this fall that I would love YOU to attend, spectate, volunteer, spread the word about,...

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