Our Promise

"Pledging to deliver healthcare and restore vision." A Promise to Peru, Inc. is committed to providing quality, compassionate care for those whose geographical and/or social status limit their access to medical care. A dedicated group of physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S.A., along with allied healthcare students volunteer their time to provide medical care, eye care and eye surgery in designated regions of North America and South America.
MISSION SCHEDULE 2019

MISSION SCHEDULE 2019

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is excited to plan another year of mission trips and we would love to have you join us once again! MISSION SCHEDULE 2019 Eye Care Mission to Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota working with the nonprofit organization Artist for World Peace June 1-9 Volunteers needed: Ophthalmolgists Optometrists Certified...
Third Mission of 2018:  CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Third Mission of 2018: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Barbara and Brian Shore funded the operating costs of the eye surgical mission, in memory of Barbara’s mother, Marjorie T Sablow. Through their generosity they enabled us to perform sight-restoring surgeries and truly make a difference in the lives of so many people. Our team transported eye surgical supplies worth more...
Medical Mission - 2018

Medical Mission – 2018

Our medical mission in Peru began Monday the 25th. Our team has six medical students from stony brook university, three medical students from UConn and a nursing student from Pace Univeristy. The physicians on the trip include a pediatrician, oncologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist, critical care physicians and a doctor of pharmacy....
First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 - 9, 2018

First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

A Promise to Peru is excited to share with our supporters the details of our first mission held within the United States.   After many years of attempting to establish a relationship with Native American communities in the USA, we were able to join forces with several other non-profit organizations to serve the...
Second Mission: Medical Mission to Sacred Valley, Peru June 23-30, 2018

Second Mission: Medical Mission to Sacred Valley, Peru June 23-30, 2018

It has been a very busy month for A Promise to Peru, Inc.  After returning from our eye mission at the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota on June 9th, our team left for the Sacred Valley in Peru on June 23rd.  Our team leaders – George Coritsidis, MD, Medical Director...
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...
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...
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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Gear up for SoulCycle with A Promise to Peru

Gear up for SoulCycle with A Promise to Peru

Join us at SoulCycle’s SoHo studio to raise funds for our upcoming medical and surgical mission trips! 2019 missions include Peru, Ecuador and South Dakota! A ticket will get you a bike in a 45 minute SoulCycle class, a free t-shirt, rental spin shoes, and water! Register here!! Fri, March 22, 2019, 7:00 PM –...
And the winner is...!!!

And the winner is…!!!

With the help of Ken Roberts and Frances Alvarado Ng and board member Joseph Ng MD, we drew the winner of our Caribbean raffle! It is our new friend Kathleen C. of St Augustine Florida. Congratulations Kathleen and many thanks to all of you who participated and donated to our organization! Happy Valentine’s Day!  ...
Win a trip to Antiqua!

Win a trip to Antiqua!

Bike With Us -  2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Bike With Us – 2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

A Promise to Peru registered a team for the 2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. We would love for you to register for the event and join our team as a fundraiser event! You can ask Friends and Family to donate to our GoFundMe page. Registration is filling fast so register as soon as you...
Drs. Philip and Richard Messina Endowed Fund for Excellence in Global Initiatives Award Breakfast

Drs. Philip and Richard Messina Endowed Fund for Excellence in Global Initiatives Award Breakfast

The Messina Family established the Drs. Philip and Richard Messina Endowed Fund for Excellence in Global Initiatives Annual Award in 2014 to encourage participation in international medical and cataract surgical missions for Stony Brook medical students and Stony Brook ophthalmology residents with the nonprofit organization A Promise to Peru, Inc. as a way to commemorate the lives...

Many Hands Make Sight Work

Written by Darren Triller Through the miracle of social media and the caring and collaboration of at least 4 global non-profits (including A Promise to Peru) and a medical device company, a teenaged boy in Nicaragua was able to undergo sight-saving surgery last month to address congenital glaucoma in his remaining eye. The case was initially...

Give a meaningful gift this holiday season!

A Promise to Peru has over 100 ways you can gift family and friends with something that takes up no space, has no calories and never gets returned! Purchase any gift from the list by clicking on the link below. In the notes field, write which gift you’re purchasing. Print out the below card  (or download it...
Thank You jetBlue!

Thank You jetBlue!

Last month, for our surgical eye mission to Ecuador, jetBlue graciously flew 700 pounds of surgical supplies for us, free of charge. Thanks to their support, our organization saved over $1,000 in luggage fees. Thank you jetBlue! JetBlue’s mission is to inspire humanity – both in the air and on the ground. We are committed to giving back in...
2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits

2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits

Our community has selected our organization as one of the 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits using GreatNonprofits - an award based on outstanding online Reviews.  A Promise to Peru, Inc. has earned a spot on the 2018 Top Rated List! Thank you for your continue support!  
Day 6 - Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Day 6 – Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4  This is a hard post to write because today is our last day at the clinic in Riobamba. Over the span of this week, our team completed over 600 appointments at the ophthalmologic office, performed cataract removals and other sight restoring surgeries for approximately 85 patients (ranging from 3 years old...

Day 5 – Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Hey everyone! Today, we helped remove cataracts for 21 more patients and distribute 150 eye glasses in an abandoned school thirty minutes outside of Riobamba! I met two interesting young cousins in their early 40s, Jose and Carlos, who have retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic condition that results in progressive loss...
Day 4 - Riobamba

Day 4 – Riobamba

When you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life. This sentiment rings true for us during this mission. While the days can be more than 12 hours long and we are running on just a few hours of sleep, we feel very much invigorated and enormously satisfied at...