Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
2018 MISSION SCHEDULE

2018 MISSION SCHEDULE

We are excited to expand our outreach and we are relying on our volunteers for your continued support and enthusiasm! 1. A Native American Reservation, South Dakota,  an eye screening mission, June 2-9, 2018. Mission will provide eyeglasses and comprehensive eye exams by optometrists and ophthalmologists Ophthalmologists, Dr Bill Epstein and Dr Pranav...
CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Our June 2017 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was another great success!!  Over 500 medical patients and 1,384 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 63 eye surgeries and over 60 ultrasound...
Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

A big thank you to all who supported us to make the Fundraiser Dinner Dance a success!! Natalie DiGioia, M.D., George Coritsidis, M.D., Caty Roberts, Debra Messina, M.D., Michael Sable, M.D. and Jim Rienzo   Dr. Natalie DiGioia with the two medical student leaders, Jared Su and Pallavi Tatapudy. Dr....
A Gift That Counts

A Gift That Counts

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is a nonprofit tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please help our cause, either by donating online via paypal or make checks payable to A Promise to Peru, Inc. Thank You! Donate Today! A Promise to Peru, Inc.’s goal...
International Artist Donates her Talents to A Promise to Peru, Inc.

International Artist Donates her Talents to A Promise to Peru, Inc.

Julia Kokoshari is a professional multi-disciplinary artist. At an early age she expressed her talents through painting, music, writing and foreign languages. She has opened several exhibitions in Europe and also here in the U.S. Admirers appreciate her unique way of expressing an idea, concept and theme and how vivid...
Cataract Surgical/Medical Mission June 2016, Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru

Cataract Surgical/Medical Mission June 2016, Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru

Our June 2016 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was a great success!!  Over 400 medical patients and 924 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 51 eye surgeries and over 100 ultrasound...
A Tribute to Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H

A Tribute to Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is saddened to announce the untimely passing of our Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H. on February 22, 2016.  The members of the board of directors and all of the mission participants who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr....
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Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser - 2018

Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser – 2018

March 31, over 160 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious food, drink and Latin and Greek music as we raised over $12,000 for our three missions this year. The Soundview in Bayville was alive and joyous with dancing and generous giving – from our 25 one of a kind baskets to our 5 wonderful silent auction...
Gearing Up For Our Big Fundraiser Event!

Gearing Up For Our Big Fundraiser Event!

The committee for our Annual Fundraiser Dinner Dance  met at Iris Canepa’s house Saturday to assemble the raffle baskets for our event! Thank you to Iris Canepa, Julia Colmenares, Ana Castaneda, Leonor Gonzalez, Zoila Poire, Frances Ng, Cathy Roberts and Isabel for donating your time and creating these beautiful gifts!    
Lea Andreadis selects A Promise to Peru as her favorite non-profit!

Lea Andreadis selects A Promise to Peru as her favorite non-profit!

High School student, Lea Andreadis selects A Promise to Peru as her favorite non-profit organization and shares her thoughts… Written by: Evangelea Andreadis In my A.P. World History class at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, NY, my teacher, Michelle Da-Silva assigned us a project to act as a representative for a non-profit or non-governmental organization...
Testimonials from our Volunteers

Testimonials from our Volunteers

Every year after our mission group returns to the USA, to the comforts of our homes, we ask our participants to reflect on their experience.  Their individual stories and feelings about serving selflessly to those in need are truly heartwarming.  Click here and you will read first hand how gratifying the experience of volunteering on...

2018 MISSION SCHEDULE

We are excited to expand our outreach and we are relying on our volunteers for your continued support and enthusiasm! 1. A Native American Reservation, South Dakota, an eye screening mission, June 2-9, 2018. Mission will provide eyeglasses and comprehensive eye exams by optometrists and ophthalmologists Ophthalmologists, Dr Bill Epstein and Dr Pranav Patel are scheduled for this...
Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

June 16 Today we saw patients from 8am to 1pm in the medical clinic, completed post operative cataract checkups, and packed up the clinics by 5pm. Some of our members left for a night in Cusco, while others headed for macchu pichu. Everyone took time to enjoy the beautiful country of Peru through hiking in the mountains or...
Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

We woke up today to the sound of loud bangs, some of us thought alpacas were being prepared for food and others thought it was fireworks. The firework-minded people won, because Peru was celebrating the holiday of Corpus Christi. Because people had the day off, our clinics were swamped. I was working the medical clinic...
Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Today (June 14) was busier than the last two days, with at least two confirmed buses of patients coming at some point for the clinics. I worked in the eye clinic again, this time taking histories and translating Spanish or Quechua to English on the medical forms. Luckily I was joined by Mia and Andrea, two...
Blog Post #3 -  2017 Mission

Blog Post #3 – 2017 Mission

This post is a little more personal because after the first day our clinics become routine. Today I worked in the eye clinic performing visual acuity exams. We were stationed outside the optometry clinic in a small outdoor courtyard with two benches and 3 eye charts taped to the wall. Even though the courtyard was...
Blog post #2  2017 Mission

Blog post #2 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We slept in for the first and only time this week, after this we’re looking at early morning starts at 6:45am and earlier! After a breakfast of coffee, papaya juice, bread, pineapple and papaya some team members went to the local market for Peruvian popcorn, some took pictures with the llamas behind the hotel, and...
Blog Post #1 2017 Mission

Blog Post #1 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We traveled from JFK airport in New York all the way to Calca, Peru with a layover in Lima! Our journey began at 7:30pm(EST) on June 9 and we arrived in Calca at 3pm(CST), making a total travel time of 19.5 hours. Our dedicated team came mostly from New York, but also from as diverse places...
Campana Gratuita Oftalmologica

Campana Gratuita Oftalmologica