Our Mission

The Team Drea Foundation funds and supports bold,innova:ve 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

Home Sweet, Accessible Home

  Thanks everyone for your kind well wishes on our new house! It’s been…educational. First off: my mom is the world’s most diligent, persistent, jaded, and questioning-to-a-fault realtor. This drove me crazy at times (as only a mother/daughter relationship can), but I knew she was on our side, and not just because we’re family. A...

Team Drea Friday: Guest post by Virginia Gregory Watts

The Team Drea Foundation received an incredibly generous donation from the Bill Gregory Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of NW Georgia. I asked his daughter, Virginia Gregory Watts, to share some stories and lessons from her father so we could more fully appreciate the gift. Thank you Gregory family! Andrea and I met through...

Mea Culpa

I always strive to be honest in my writing, but this time, I need ratchet up the level of bluntness. Blunt Truth #1: Team Drea 2017 feels kind of adrift. Blunt Truth #2: This is 100% my fault, but I am asking for your help to fix it. There are two problems, which I guess...

Swimming through questions

Here is the second piece for my writing class with the fabulous Marion Roach Smith... It’s February, four years later. I’m in another gym pool for another swim workout. There is a meditative quality to swimming that I find intoxicating. As soon as my head plunges underwater, the world falls silent. While most of my...

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