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.
The Founder Andrea Lytle Peet was diagnosed with ALS in 2014 at the age of 33. In 8 months, she went from completing a 70.3-mile half Ironman to walking with a cane. Although ALS is typically fatal in 2-5 years, she has been able to continue racing and is now poised to become the first person with ALS to complete a marathon in all 50 states. You will see her doing the RDC Marathon on her little green trike. Team Drea Challenge In 2015, Andrea encouraged her friends and family to take on a race that represented a challenge to them and use it as an opportunity to raise money for ALS research. Team Drea has now grown to 200+ athletesand has raised more than $750,000 for ALS research. Team Drea
Chris Combs, an NC State baseball standout, was diagnosed with ALS in May 2016. After receiving news of the diagnosis, Combs decided he wanted to fight back to strike out ALS. Team Chris Combs raises money for the research of FDA approved drugs that may be repurposed for curing ALS. Team Chris Combs
Jason Capel, college basketball analyst for ESPNU and the ACC Network/Raycom Sports, was affected by ALS when his father, Jeff Capel, an army veteran and former Old Dominion men’s basketball head coach, was diagnosed with ALS in the spring of 2016. Jason Capel
“We are honored to join Andrea and honor the memories of Chris Combs and Jeff Capel by spreading awareness of ALS and helping find a cure,” said Jason Biggs, race organizer and FS Series co-owner. “Through these partnerships, we hope to bring all runners and spectators together for a successful race that will have a positive impact on all those affected by the devastating disease.”