IT Began With A promise
Matt’s Promise is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people affected by terminal illnesses. Our commitment, through select funding of treatment, research, education, and support programs, is to advance the fight against these diseases and to assure the most comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate care.
The cornerstone project of Matt’s Promise is to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). While receiving treatment for his own terminal disease, then 33 year old Matt Weiderkehr learned that Charley, the son of his childhood best friend, was diagnosed with this dreadful and devastating disease. The news hit Matt hard, and he was determined to do all that he could to help. He immediately jumped into action and made his “Promise” to ensure Charley and all the other young boys with DMD receive the best medical care and emotional support available and to fund research to find a cure.
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Making A Difference
How you're Helping
Since its inception in 2005, we've made an incredible impact in our community and in the lives of so many. And that would've have been possible without you.
$30,000,000 Directed toward research
Directing funding into the hands of researchers who have the best shot at developing a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since November 2004 Matt's Promise has supported our sister organization by directing over $30 million into research.
100,000 + Supporters engaged to defeat DMD
One of the key ways in which Matt’s Promise stays committed to its mission of finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is through select funding of promising treatments and research.
We're proud to be in partnership with Charley’s Fund, and help direct funds into the hands of researchers who have the best shot at developing a treatment
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