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.
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...
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...
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....
Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Get updates on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!
Latest entries
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

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. Messina with Ambassador Maria Teresa...
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. Messina with Ambassador Maria Teresa...
Relief for Peru Disaster fundraising Event

Relief for Peru Disaster fundraising Event

The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce announces Relief for Peru Disaster fundraising Event Go Fund Me – Today for el Peru – MONETARY DONATIONS HERE   The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce works with Volunteers. Mr. Gustavo Reyes, Director will go personally with a commission to Peru to deliver the collected funds. PACCLI has participated...
Potable Peru - Clean Water Initiative for the Children of Peru

Potable Peru – Clean Water Initiative for the Children of Peru

Allow me to introduce myself…… I am Nicholas Coritsidis. I am motived by photography and I enjoy challenging myself and helping others. These are a few of the traits that have led me to creating a campaign called Potable Peru. It is designed to raise adequate funds to purchase family style water filtration devices manufactured...
Check out our Video Montage

Check out our Video Montage

 
Julia Colmenares CNA - honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

Julia Colmenares CNA – honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

On November 5, 2016 Julia Colmenares CNA was honored for her dedication to A  Promise to Peru by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce of Long Island at a dinner dance celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Julia has been a part of the surgical mission team for the past 5 years. Pictured with Julia are A...
A Promise to Peru, Inc. A top-rated nonprofit!

A Promise to Peru, Inc. A top-rated nonprofit!

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 and graded color effects bring...

Check Out Our Music Video!

Check out this amazing music video two of our medical students made of the wonderful, fabulous, and hardworking P2P team! We had the best time during our mission and we wanted to show off our silly sides and joy to everyone else!
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 procedures were performed.  This was...