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.
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,...
Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

PRESS via NJ.com: Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador Dr. Michael Farbowitz, eye surgeon and medical director of Short Hills Ophthalmology, will be travelling to Guayaquil, Ecuador this June as a participant in a cataract surgical and medical mission to treat the impoverished residents in...
A Promise to Peru in SEE International 2013 Annual Report

A Promise to Peru in SEE International 2013 Annual Report

See the complete 2013 annual report here.
Press Release - jetBlue donates Airfare to A Promise to Peru's 2014 Medical Mission

Press Release – jetBlue donates Airfare to A Promise to Peru’s 2014 Medical Mission

JetBlue has generously provided the air transportation for 45 out of the 55 participants from Boston, New York and Chicago to Lima, Peru. As a result of JetBlue’s commitment to this project, the transport of the medical and surgical equipment, instruments, medications and supplies has also been included. “This mission...
3rd International Health Symposium

3rd International Health Symposium

Physicians from A Promise to Peru, Inc were invited to participate in the ” 3rd International Health Symposium in the Sacred Valley, Peru” at the Urubamba Hospital on July 3, 2014. The Lecture symposium was organized by Peruvian physician Dr Francisco Morales. It was a  three day lecture symposium working...
The Times Beacon Record  helps spread the word about our mission

The Times Beacon Record helps spread the word about our mission

Source: northshoreoflongisland.com From June 28 to July 5, Drs. Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in A Promise to Peru Inc., a cataract surgical and medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Oats will be doing cataract surgery with Dr. Mike Sable,...
A BIG thank you, to all who supported us at our fundraiser yesterday!!

A BIG thank you, to all who supported us at our fundraiser yesterday!!

Thank you for your continued support! Please check back with us this month for more information on events and other fundraisers!              
Student Account by Emma Furlano

Student Account by Emma Furlano

This was me holding the hand of the man that was hypertensive while undergoing surgery. Supriya and I took turns holding his hand throughout the surgery (Dr. Epstein performed it and it took about an hour) while attempting to calm him down and reassure him. His BP dropped after we...
Thank you!

Thank you!

A Promise to Peru thanks the following for their support for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Cataract Surgical and Medical Missions:  The past and present participants of the missions…the physicians, nurses, and other health related professional, medical students and the families who devoted their time and energies to join us in...
Cataract Surgical Mission - Urubamba Peru

Cataract Surgical Mission – Urubamba Peru

This will be the first year that we will have a cataract surgical mission for one week in Urubamba from July 2-6.  This effort has been coordinated by Debra Messina, MD. We are working with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to provide free cataract surgery to those patients who are...
Eye Glass Collection Drive

Eye Glass Collection Drive

We’re collecting gently used eye glasses – over the counter reading glasses, children size distance glasses and non prescription sunglasses (no bifocals or progressives).  The eyeglasses will be brought to Peru this June and July. The glasses will be distributed to children and adults in need of vision correction.  Please...
Learn more about Friends New England!

Learn more about Friends New England!

Friends New England (FNE) promotes education and sustainable development projects world-wide. With a hand-in-hand philosophy, FNE works with impoverished communities to identify pressing needs, network with local and international organizations, facilitate collaboration, and empower individuals to actively participate within their communities.
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Upstate Medical School Alumni Journal

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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...
Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need

Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need

Press: Stony Brook Medicine today  Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need Patients eagerly await their eye patches to be removed to see what their newfound vision will be like. Three Stony Brook University School of Medicine alums are part of a nonprofit organization called A Promise to Peru, Inc. that is...
April 2015 Fundraiser a Success!

April 2015 Fundraiser a Success!

April 2015 Fundraiser a Success! Thank you to La Parrilla Restaurant in Port Jefferson NY for helping our organization raise thousands of dollars for needed medical supplies. Thank you to all the medical students who helped organize this memorable evening. More photos to follow…
Kings Park R.J.O. Intermediate School - Community Awareness Program

Kings Park R.J.O. Intermediate School – Community Awareness Program

Kings Park R.J.O. Intermediate School has a Community Awareness Program aimed at increasing the student’s awareness of the needs of others.  Interested students are invited to monthly meetings where parent volunteers will introduce a need and a project to help meet that need.  The children collected sunglasses, reading glasses and children’s prescription glasses for A Promise...
November 2014   A Promise to Peru's Portable Ultrasound Research Study Update

November 2014 A Promise to Peru’s Portable Ultrasound Research Study Update

Drs. Robin Cunningham and George Coritsidis, worked with Stony Brook medical students Michael Subrize, Amy Fuller, and Bennett Hong on a research study involving the use of portable ultrasound in aiding mission physicians in making accurate diagnoses.  Their poster: Portable Ultrasonography Enhances Diagnostic Capability in the Peruvian Andes was presented in June 2014 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in Washington, D.C. The annual Consortium of Universities...

RSVP – Fundraiser Dinner

To RSVP please send $85.00 payment by clicking the button below. Please bring a printout of your paypal confirmation to the event. This will serve as your ticket. Donate Today! A Promise to Peru, Inc Cordially invites you to attend our annual fundraiser dinner event La Parrilla Restaurant Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:30pm 9...
Annual Peruvian Item Sale - A Success

Annual Peruvian Item Sale – A Success

Many thanks to all who supported our annual Peruvian item sale. The funds collected from this event raised over 3,000 dollars which will be used to purchase needed medical and surgical supplies for the 2015 mission.        

CATARACT SURGICAL & MEDICAL MISSION JUNE 2015

As stated in our mission statement, 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.  We are excited to announce our date and location for 2015…  We are traveling to a new region to provide our...
Press: AIRLINK/JetBlue -Rural Medical Outreach Peru

Press: AIRLINK/JetBlue -Rural Medical Outreach Peru

 Source: airlinkflight.org The World Health Organization estimates 39 million people are blind and 246 million have severe visual impairment: 90% of those affected live in developing countries. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in middle and low-income countries, but 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured. This cure can come in the...
Collaborations with PAM

Collaborations with PAM

A Promise to Perú, Inc. is an organization founded by Drs. John Shanley, Debra Messina and Natalie DiGioia, Faculty Members at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York City. The organization provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Perú, and other regions in...