Drag Racing for Hope


Debbie Andreocci was diagnosed with ALS on September 14, 1995 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Shortly after, she received a post card about the MDA/ALS Center of Hope at Drexel University and decided to see Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson. They have been coming to the clinic from Clinton, New Jersey ever since. 

Debbie is a fighter. Not only is she a PALS, she is also a breast cancer survivor.  She never complains and is always there to help everyone around her. She is famous for her Eggplant Parmesan! Tony says she is the type of person who makes her life look easy. She has two amazing children and two beautiful granddaughters, Mia and Liana.

 Tony was inspired by the Ice Bucket Challenge to create his own way to raise ALS Awareness. With his upcoming retirement, Tony decided to put the ALS Hope Foundation logo on his race car and car trailer and pursue his racing career full time. He had previously won the NHRA Division 1 Englishtown Race in 2004. 

 Debbie and Tony have been married 42 years this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Tony is going to reveal his car’s new look at the Maple Grove Speedway’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series May 26th to May 29th to celebrate his love for Debbie and his dedication to the ALS Hope Foundation. Several of his co-racers will also be sporting the ALS Hope Foundation decal on their cars.  The ALS Hope Foundation will be cheering him on Saturday May 28th! Come out and join us.