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 benefactors who have pledged or contributed $650 or more to fund Myotonic Dystrophy research and support.


David and Elizabeth Conte

Judith Conte

Brian and Jennifer Davey

Barbara Ellis

Blaine and Lisa Hess

Gene and Lisa Robbins

Paul and Jami Bueker

John and Nadine Kopkowski


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