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.
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Recent Blog Posts

New High, New Low: Austin Marathon Race Report

“What do you want to do for your birthday?” DP asks me in January. “A race…duh.” I say, smiling. So 2:30am last Saturday, the alarm goes off for our 46.5-hour jaunt to Austin. Why Austin? Because they have a marathon in February. Also, I’m toying with the idea of doing marathons in all 50 states…but...

Grieving in Shifts

I can now definitively tell you that it is possible to collect some of your happiest and saddest memories on the same day. A week ago Sunday, I completed the RDC Marathon, rounding out the 35.5-mile Challenge for the weekend (5k + 10k + marathon). I gave out “thank yous” and smiles and hugs all...

Rex Wellness Garner Race Report

Driving home on Sunday after the Rex Wellness Sprint Tri in Garner, I found myself locked in a bizarre sort of mental argument:   “Should I just give up on doing triathlons?” “Should I do MORE triathlons?”   The first question made tears prick behind my eyes, but replaying scenes of police officers and volunteers...

Scene at the Fifteen

  [caption id="attachment_2780" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Class of 2003 at our 15th Reunion[/caption] When we arrived on campus for my 15th class reunion, I felt no tugging pangs of nostalgia. Maybe it was all the new buildings and renovations, or the fact that we were running late so maybe it felt a bit too uncomfortably like...

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