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A Promise to Peru, Inc.
P.O. Box 427
Setauket, New York 11733

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Institutions, Organizations and Individuals that have given support:

$200,000 & above: Alcon Ophthalmic Cataract surgical supplies and medications

$50,000 – $99,000: The Corinthian Foundation, NY, NY

$25,000 – $49,999: Jet Blue Airlines 45 round trip tickets to Lima, Peru

$6,000 – $24,999: Mr & Mrs Lucky Bhalla, James Rienzo & The Rienzo Family Charitable Giving Account, Investors Bank Foundation, Jeffrey Martin, MD, John Passarelli, MD

$5,000 – $5,999: Garden City Surgicenter, NY, Global Health Initiatives of Northwell Health, Linda Shanley

$1,000 – $4,999: Mr & Mrs Kenneth Roberts, Tom&Soley Burke, Amerigo, Iris & Luigi Canepa, Messing Family Charitable Foundation Grant, Mr. & Mrs V. D’Allessandro  in memory of Mary DiRaffaele, Mark J. Sedler, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Global Medical Education, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Patrick Sibony, MD, Professor & Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Stony Brook Medicine, Jonathan Foster Chicago, Ill., Sassan Mohtadi, MD, H. Jay Wisnicki, MD, Dr & Mrs John Shanley, Linda Collier, Mr & Mrs Robert Collier, Middle Island Rotary Club, Coritsidis & Lambros, PC, Dr & Mrs Robert Bobrow, Suffolk County Ophthalmology Society,  Mr & Mrs John Mahoney, Stephen Periman, Barbara & Brian Shore, Joe Belanoff & Kathy Blenko

$500 – $999: Ted & Andrea Andriotis, Mr & Mrs Frank Carpenter, Mr.&Mrs. J Dredge, Mr.& Mrs. John Mahoney, Turkel Family Charitable Foundation, Dr & Mrs Vincent Basilice, Philoptochos of St Paraskevi G.O. Church, Joseph Isenberg, Karen Shanley, Lynn Klimmer, John DeStefano, MD, Tanya Quick, Dr Alan C. Yao, Lucinda & Jerrod Rosen

Up to $499: Stony Brook Rotary Club, Artie and Renata Brand, Mr & Mrs Brian Knoth, Stefania Cottone, Mr & Mrs Charles Cottone, Marie Dakis, Mr & Mrs James McDermott, Mr & Mrs Frank Ferrara, Mary Jane & Terry Nichols, Niko & Ester Toubanos, Mr & Mrs John Ballow, Altman Pattern & Foundry Corp, Jennifer Brown, Drs Steven & Amanda Healan, Dr and Mrs Michael Soupios, Mr & Mrs Louis Cothalis, Mr & Mrs John Ioannou, Mr & Mrs Sal LoForte, Brian & Cristina Okeefe, Maria Elena Rothenberg,Ruben A Llano, Gaurav Chandra MD,Patricia Berry, Mr&Mrs Mike LaGuardia, Lilly Manolis, Calliope Coritsidis, Debbie Dakis, Maureen Sheehan, Mr&Mrs Kostas Zachariadis, Maei Rigby, Linda Hull, Dr&Mrs John Wittpenn, Mr & Mrs Keith Zuckerman, Manuela Chavaz Valderrama, Dr Elsa-Sofia Morote, Dr & Georgina  Finamore, James & Deborah Mongiello, Patricia Paddock, Mr&Mrs Donald O’Connell, Stuart Shea & Cecilia Garibay, Jorge & Carmen Hernandez, Fernando & Ofelia Ortiz, Alfredo & Mary Arenas, Zoila Poire, Virgilio Vargas, Jason & Aida Razinsky, Armando & Ada Mercenaro, Samuel Melgar Inc., Luis & Leonor Gonzalez, Fidele Construction Inc., Alvaro Calderon, Iris Granek, MD, Mary F. Kritzer, Dr.&Mrs. Jack Stern, Dr.&Mrs. George Demacopoulos, Chris & Harriet Patronis, Northport Centerport Lion’s Club, NY, Maria A. Basile, MD, Stelanie Paolillo, Zina Poulos, Terri Addamo, Lindsey Weinstein, Michael Carley, Robert Podolsky, Pranav Patel, MD, Mr&Mrs Greg Praetorius, Michael Pepa, Mr&Mrs Joseph Isenberg, Elaine Schirmer, Valerie Ryan-Lanza, Dr. James Ripka, Dr.&Mrs. Carrucciu,Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Lindsey Weinstein, Robert Podolsky, Mike Carley, Genovera Held, Oscar & Rosa Coronel, Carmen Hernandez, Mr.&Mrs. Carlos Poire, Mr.&Mrs. Kostas Zacchariades, Hugo Aller & Marlene Alter, Fidele Construction, Mr.&Mrs. Virgilio Vargas, Ofelia Ortiz, Maria Rothenberg, Pranav Patel, MD, Rhett Frimet, Richard&MaryEllen Glazer, John&Amy Pelle, Thomas&Ronnie Stanford, Judith Clark, Bryan Moore(2 cataract surgical procedures), Efrat Meuller Lefkowitz, Kenneth&Carole Rudin, Marilena Greig, Elizabeth Brigandi, Virtual Spa, Barry Goldberg, Hammerstone, Drs.Faye&Josh Berger, Braedon Zeigler, Marc Felman, W.G. Cohen, Thomas&Ronnie Stanford, Muller Foundation, Sarah Donohue, Janet Flagg, Lawrence Stanberry,MD, Susan Link, Lynn Rossini, Ed Pesanti, Steven O’Keefe, Patricia Dippo, Dina Olivieri, Nancy Rethmeier, Theresa Pacapelli, Alex Penny, Laurie Mullens, Esther Toubanos, Tom & Donna Lombardo, Barbara Calabrese, Martin Fox, John Heropoulos, Robert & Svetlana Kodsi, Nikola Ragusa, Laura Atlas, Sidney Wicks, Lillian Seidman, Melanie Kazlas, Dr. Babak Shabatian, Stephanie Graff Newman, Dr Baroukh Kodsi, Mrs. Marie E Kodsi, Merril & Jack Mann, Dr Faye Warren

In-Kind Gifts:

Accounting Services: Bob Kouroupakis, CPA Kings Park, NY & Renata Brand, CPA

Legal Services: Michael Coritsidis, Esq.; Coritsidis and Lambros, NY, NY, Zachary B. Cohen, Esq.; Garfunkel Wild, P.C., Great Neck, NY

Website Designer & Technology Advisor: Paula DiGioia

Equipment and Supplies: Robert Nelson:Island Eye Surgi Center, Galo Burbano & staff at Blanca’s House, Surgical Eye Expeditions, Santa Barbara, California, Steven R. Thiem:SonoSite, Inc., Kevin Flynn:Premier Ophthalmic Services, SUNY School of Optometry, NY

Media, Art & Printing: Paula Di Gioia & Matthew Walsh, F+M Printing, Nesconset, NY, Karyn Sable Feder photographer for Mission 2014 & 2015 Photo Book, Julia Kokoshari artist, NYC

Medications, Supplies & Tech Support: Surgical Eye Expeditions, Santa Barbara, California, LNK International, Inc. Pharmaceutical Company, Hauppauge, NY, John Burns, Kings Park Pharmacy, NY, Tina Vogiagis, Kevin McCarthy, Mike Towey, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Tom Lenihan: Henry Schein, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Mike Singh:Ruhof Corporation, The Ophthalmic Center,  JT Mather Memorial Hospital, Gene Romaska , Dutch Ophthalmics, Dinah Hamilton, Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, Victor Frias,

Research: George Coritsidis, MD, Robin Cunningham, MD, Debra Messina, MD, Frederick Davis, DO, MPH, Danielle Turrin, DO

Student Education: Evening Lecture Symposia: George Coritsidis, John Shanley, Joseph Ng, Mark Sedler, Tracey Weisberg, Robert Bobrow, Danielle Turrin, Ultrasound Lectures & Wet labs: Robin Pascucci Cunningham, Clinical Ophthalmology in office: Anzhelika Vaccaro, Jack Oats, Medical Spanish: Frances Alvarado Ng

Eyeglass Collection and Neutralizing Lenses (reading the power of the glasses): Mark Youssef, LDO Exclusive Eye Wear Commack, NY, St Anthony’s High School, S. Huntington, NY, Southampton Elementary School, RJO Middle School Community Awareness Program, Kings Park, NY, Micaela Cunningham & Ward Melville HS, Folsom Project for the Visually Impaired, Lion’s Club of Folsom California, Diane at W.L. Wigg’s Optician, Stony Brook, NY, Bridget Antignolo Wize Eyes, Northport – Centerport Lion’s Club, Island Optical Ctr, Sons of Italy Non prescription sunglasses:   Andrew Shapiro, Tomahawk Shades, Mr Ishan Khwaja & Dr Melina Khwaja, Country Village Chemists, Bryant Christenson

  • Support for Sacred Valley Peru Missions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016: FNE International Non profit organization, Mike Cipoletti & Travis Kumph, Peruvian American Medical Society, Dr Victor Rozas, Foundacion Ninos del Arco Iris, Helena Van Engelen, La Quinta Inn Urubamba, Peru & Edwin Gonzales, Frilo Silva, MD, Franciso Morales, MD Winaypag Association, Yolanda Maltezos, Esq., Consul General of Peru, Ambassador Maria Teresa Hart, Conrado Falco, Director of Trade Commission of Peru in New York, Melvi Davila, President and Founder Peruvian Agribusiness Association, Vanessa Ponce of Mava Travel, Lima Peru, Elena Meehan of CD Travel, Huntington, NY

2017 Fund Raiser Dinner Dance on March 31 at the lovely Soundview Caterers, In Recognition of the following people for their generosity:

Mike Gjoni, owner of Soundview Caterers, Bayville, NY

Grand Raffle Prizes donated by: Dr. Joseph Ng and Frances Alvarado Ng, Drs. Verne &Tracy Weisberg

Raffle Baskets donated by: Cathy & Ken Roberts, Iris & Amerigo Canepa, Ana Castaneda & Rodolfo Vega, Leonor & Lou Gonzales, Las Vinas restaurant, Mineola, NY, Lou & Tina Cothalis, Debra & George Coritsidis, Salon Domain, Northport, NY, Rich Mungo & John O’Neil, Tula’s Kitchen, Bayshore, NY, Olga Borges, Sonia Sanchez of Pick Marketing Solutions, LLC,

Many thanks to our 2017 Fundraising Committee for a wonderful evening: Frances Alvarado Ng, Ana Castaneda, Iris Canepa, Leonor Gonzales, Julia Colmenares, Zoila Poire, Cathy Roberts, Debra Messina & Mercedes Castaneda

A Promise to Peru thanks the following for their support of the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Cataract Surgical and Medical Missions:

The present and past participants of the missions… the physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals, the medical, optometry, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nursing, public health, pharmacology, undergraduate and high school students and the families who donated their financial resources, time and energies to join us, we acknowledge your efforts and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Physicians: Mission 2017:  Michael Sable*, Debra Messina*, George Coritsidis*, William Epstein*, Tracey Weisberg*, Verne Weisberg, Millie Fell, Sylvia Kodsi, Arnie Prywes, Christine Rager, Anna Djougarian Mission 2016: Michael Sable*, Debra Messina*, Natalie DiGioia*, George Coritsidis* Joseph Ng*, William Epstein*, Robert Appel*, Tracey Weisberg, Amilia Schrier, Ashley Rohr, Alexander Barash, Mission 2015: Michael Sable*, Debra Messina*, Natalie DiGioia*, George Coritsidis*, Sandra Piccone, Faye Warren*, Joshua Berger, Robert Appel, Stephanie Becker, Michael Farbowitz, Komal Joshi, Frederick Davis*, Danielle Turrin*, Mission 2014: Joseph Ng*, Michael Sable*, George Coritsidis*, Debra Messina*, Jack Oats, Anzhelika Vaccaro, Rita Rossi Foulkes, Richard Foulkes, Frederick Davis*, Danielle Turrin*, Raul Rios Doria*, Christine Garcia, Derek Koller, Siddhartha Dante, Mission 2013: Peter Viccellio, Robin Cunningham, John Shanley*, Pranav Patel, Joseph Ng*, Alice Green, Raul Rios Doria*, William Epstein, Richard Gordon, Karen Gordon, Joan Faro, Mission 2012: Robert Bobrow, Miriam Mayer, Tiffany Moadel, Evelyn Marienberg, Michael Sable*, Debra Messina*, George Coritsidis*, John Shanley* Farshad Lalehzarian, Glenn Sterling*, Traci Downs, Amanda Lehman Mission 2011: Natalie DiGioia*, John Shanley*, George Coritsidis*, Debra Messina*, Peter Viccellio, Jack Furor, Artie Sakellarides, Glenn Sterling*

Doctors of Optometry: Mission 2017: Damaris Raymondi*, Lily Chin, Mission 2016:  Damaris Raymondi*, Kimberly Poitier*, Matthew Vaughn* 2012: Paul Galstian

Doctors of Pharmacology: Mission 2017:  Kin Ly

Allied Healthcare Professionals: Mission 2017: Cathy Roberts ASN*, Julia Colmenares NA*, Leonor Gonzalez RDMS*, Caroline Rienzo RN*, Bindu Rai RN*, Karakephart RN, Eric Ebanks RN, Allyse Barlow PS-C, Jinghui Zheng PA, Kristen Lackaye NP*, John O’Neil Mission 2016: Julia Colmenares NA*, Ana Castaneda CST, Leonor Gonzalez RDMS*, Jessica Jean-Pierre RN*, Louise Esposito, RN, Bonnie Herlihy RN, Sandra Mancilla RN, John O’Neil , Giovanna Lopez, Isha Gyani  Mission 2015: Galo Burbano CRNA, Ana Castaneda CST, Lorena Chinchilla CST*, Julia Colmenares NA*, Brian Delaney RN*, Nechama Diamond PA, Alvero Fernandez, Leonor Gonzalez RDMS*, Brian Knoth, Kristina Kordesch NP, Kelly O’Sullivan RN, Bindu Rai RN*, Caroline Rienzo RN, Cathy Roberts ASN*, Kenneth Roberts*, Diana Lei Santos Dy RN, Past Missions: Frances Alvarado Ng CSW*, Michael Cipoletti*, Joyce Quick PA, Erin Healy RN, Karen Chase RN, Dorcas Casaula RN, Elizabeth Thompson RN, Donna Lyburt RN, Jessica Jean-Pierre RN, Althea Cansino RN, Paul Galstian,OD, Kathy Donnelly RN, Lorraine Farrell RN, Linda Francisco, RN

Sterilization: Mission 2017: Kenneth Roberts*, Manuel Robles* Mission 2016: Brian Knoth*, Manuel Robles Mission 2015: Kenneth Roberts*, Brian Knoth Mission 2014: Kenneth Roberts*,

Medical Students (Stony Brook, Robert Wood Johnson, St. George, NYIT and Columbia Schools of Medicine): Mission 2017: Pallavi Tatapudy, Jared Su, Danielle O’Hara, Andrea Arreguin, Sanida Lukovic, Christine Chevalier, Joanna Mitchel, Miao Huang, Kaitlyn Krebushevski, Abinaya Thenappan, Claire Donnelly, Claire Triller, Juhi Motiani, Manuel Garcia Mission 2016: Alec Friedman, Mary Weng , Jenny Kim, Hollisa Rosa, Krupali Chokshi, Amanda Bader, Katherine Chen, Adil Ahmed, Dawn Queen Mission 2015: Amy Fuller*, Elle Rathbun*, Mike Subrize*, David Fell, Nicole Golbari, Steven LiFraine, Shawn Jindal, Anjali Kapur, Viral Patel, Yazdanie Mohammad, Usman Aslam, Jacob Hartman, Justin Dredge* Past Missions: Michael Locher, Mari Yasnaga*, Debapria Das, Anita Fei, Yuly Arias, Joseph Kristan, Kay Chen, Titas Banerjee, Steven Matthews, Rebekah Gensure, Sanjay Jumani Yan Cui, Emma Furlano, Bennett Hong, Anna Lyubchik, Supriya Mishra, Celine Pasheles, Eric Rios Doria, Danielle Sganga*, Jakab Tatka, Krysten Chin, Brian Krystoff, Elliot Schottland, James Connolly, Jon Young, John Kristan, Ruksana Rangwala, Neva Castro, Danielle Duhame, Amy Rumack, Brianne Sullivan, Saira Mehmood, Kaveh Moghbeli, Candice Miller, Amanda Chu, Galaxy Mudda, Elizabeth Young, Ava Satnick, Brendan Carr, Michael Yan, Nicholas Barasch, Vijay Bhat, Maria Chancay, Gaurav Chandra, Deirdre Connolly, Lisa Deuel, Kristina Dzeba, Cash Hart, Nick Furlani, Joe Hudgens, Aditid Kanth, Julian Mitton, Alyssa Nastro, Aidan Schmidt, Robert Shroyer, Louis Chai

SUNY School of Optometry Students: Mission 2017: Candice Meng, Elkie Fung, Maja Krsmanovic Mission 2015: Damaris Raymondi*, Mostafa Ahady, Brieann Adair Past Missions: Reshma Patel, Kimberly Hamian, Kim Poitier, Matt Vaughn

Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Public Health and Doctorate of Pharmacology Students: Mission 2017: Kerriann Latten, NP, Ben Klein, RN Mission 2016: Casey Dempsey*, Elizabeth Sanchez, Wesley Young, Mary Eileen Paquet, Kristen Corkery, Jacqueline Gulstone Mission 2015: Winnie Eng, Shari Torres, Ben Klein, Casey Dempsey*, Past Missions: Erin Emmanuele, Rebecca Allen, Luis Ayala

Administrative Assistants: Mission 2017: Nedim Begovac, Donna Sable, Rich Mungo Mission 2013-2015: Cathy Roberts*

Undergraduate Students: Mission 2017: Nicholas Coritsidis*(University of Rhode Island), Samantha Rettig (Cornell University) Mission 2016: Nicholas Coritsidis*(University of Rhode Island), Ben Klein*(Suffolk Community College), Kevin Fernandes(Hofstra University),Manuel Robles Mission 2015: Nicholas Coritsidis*(University of Rhode Island) Past Missions: David Berger(Columbia University), Claire Triller(SUNY Geneseo) Remington Roberts(SUNY Stony Brook), Alexandra Coritsidis*(Fordham University), Sean Kim*(Duke University), Kaitlynne Cunningham(Boston College)

Translators: Mission 2017:  Luigi Canepa*, Mike Cipoletti * Iris Canepa*, Zoila Poire, Rommy Aznaran Mission 2016: Frances Alvarado Ng CSW*, Luigi Canepa*, David Epstein*, Mike Cipoletti * Iris Canepa  Brent Christenson, Ana Aseng Mission 2015:  Luigi Canepa, Past Missions: Mrs Rios – Doria, Lisa Flanagan, David Epstein

Clean Water Initiative: Mission 2017: Nicholas Coritsidis*(University of Rhode Island),

Photographers/Videographers: Mission 2015: Jesse Dietrick Past Missions: Karyn Sable Feder, Lauren Micelli

Family Members: Mission 2016: Dan Herlihy Past Missions: Children’s Artwork: Paula Di Gioia, Ellen Bobrow, Kelynn Viccellio Eye Clinic: Angie, Anna and Valerie Sakellarides, Micaela Cunningham, Giuliana Rossi Foulkes, Anna Epstein Sterilization:Benjamin Epstein, Chelsea Morgan Epstein Medical Clinic Triage: Evan Snyder, Alex Sterling, Brendan Sterling, Erik Lalehzarian, Maya Viccellio, Isabella Mugioli,

*Participated in multiple missions