join the promise


We made a promise to Kate Conte to fund research for Myotonic Dystrophy (DM), an underfunded and often misdiagnosed form of Muscular Dystrophy.



Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a rare genetic disorder that can cause problems with many systems in the body. The various forms of myotonic dystrophy are caused by changes at different sites in the DNA of an individual. DM1, affects an estimated 1 in 8,000 people worldwide, or nearly 40,000 individuals in the US alone.


Diary of a Promise




Thank you to our 2016-17 benefactors who have pledged or contributed $650 or more to fund Myotonic Dystrophy research and support.


Paul and Jami Bueker

Brian and Jennifer Davey

David and Elizabeth Conte

Barbara Ellis

Claire and Judith Darlington

Eli and Julie Freidus

Blaine and Lisa Hess

Renee Kopkowski

Lynda Lewis

Gene and Lisa Robbins

Publix Supermarkets

Valerion Therapeutics


Kate's story

This is how Kate Conte spent the first 4 1/2 years of her life. The time to find a cure is now.



David Conte - President (Kate's dad)
Elizabeth Conte - Vice President (Kate's mom)
Karen Roy - Director (Kate's aunt)
Phone - 904.403.4244
Mail - 2380 Osprey Lake Dr. Jacksonville, Florida 32224