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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Packing day -  May 14th 2016

Packing day – May 14th 2016

Thank you to all of the participants who joined us in the past few weeks and especially today for the daunting task of packing over 50 suitcases of medical and surgical supplies. We are ready for take off next month!    
Fundraiser at la Candela

Fundraiser at la Candela

“Almost $7,000 raised!!! On Monday April 25, 2016 our long time participant and fundraising committee member Julia Colmenares along with a committee of dedicated participants, Ana Castaneda and Frances Ng, created a beautiful Peruvian event at la Candela restaurant in Hicksville. We were treated to a lavish Peruvian buffet, and fantastic Peruvian music. The evening...
OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION: June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru Since the non-profit’s inception in 2011, the surgical and medical team has completed 5 Medical Missions & 4 Cataract Surgical Missions and we have accomplished: Approximately 330 sight restoring surgical procedures performed 7,400 medical exams on patients in remote villages, orphanages and schools 190...
First  Lecture Symposium - Stony Brook Medical Center

First Lecture Symposium – Stony Brook Medical Center

First  Lecture Symposium was a great success at Stony Brook Medical Center! Medical students and nursing students were introduced to relevant medications and common disease pathologies in the first of two lecture series held before our annual mission. March 30, 2016 – Stony Brook School of Medicine HSC Room 272A/B 3:15 pm Lecturer: Debra Messina MD &...
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Consider a Donation to our 2016 Mission

Consider a Donation to our 2016 Mission

We are in need of funds to purchase surgical & medical supplies, medications and for operating expenses for our organization, A Promise to Peru, Inc. Our next cataract/medical mission is  June 12th, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru. We’re coordinating with physicians and not-profit organizations in the Sacred Valley  to ensure that we have as far reaching effect as possible...
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Usman Aslam, Volunteers for A Promise To Peru - via The Box

Usman Aslam, Volunteers for A Promise To Peru – via The Box

The NYIT Blog The Box recently featured an article on Usman Aslam, one of our dedicated volunteers! Photo source nyit.edu Aslam places an IV line on a patient waiting for cataract surgery in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Meet Usman Aslam, Presidential Global Fellow “The best part of going on medical missions is being able to see the immediate effects...
Upstate Medical School Alumni Journal

Upstate Medical School Alumni Journal

Christine Garcia on TEDx – A Promise to Peru

How do community organizations get their start and what keeps the momentum going to continue service to others? This is a talk on how individual ideas become flourishing community projects.
Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Summary: On behalf of the Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. we wanted to thank each and every one of our participants for your generous donation of time, expertise, personal expense and for your passion of assisting those less fortunate in receiving quality medical and surgical care in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This year, for the...