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 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,...

ALS Ninja Warrior

Recently, I’ve become re-obsessed with the NBC show, American Ninja Warrior. My channel-flipping-non-brain took over there for awhile…but I’m back now, baby! They might be running the same course, but each contestant is unique: their background (gymnast, wakeboarder, rock climber, used car salesman), their training techniques, and their personal struggles and inspirations. NBC loves to...

The Best Driver in America

What does this 3-ring binder have to do with a person’s ability to drive? Nothing, I would argue. But that’s the test that the ALS clinic uses to determine whether I need to have an official road test with a certified driving evaluator. The test goes like this: An open 3-ring binder is placed flat...

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