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“1983 –  George N. Coritsidis, of Southold, NY, is the program director of critical care nephrology at Westchester Medical Center. In addition, he volunteers his time on the board of directors of the nonprofit organization, Sights on Health, Inc. The nonprofit provides medical care, eye care, and eye surgery to those in need in South America and also on one of the Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Health care professionals and students from across the USA, volunteer their time and expertise, including Claire E. Triller ’20, who traveled to Peru as a third-year medical student several years ago for a medical mission. During the pandemic, they have provided financial support for medical and surgical supplies to the groups they have worked with in the past, as they have not traveled out of the country due to the COVID travel restrictions upon re-entering the USA. After receiving a letter from his roommate at Upstate, Bob Dracker ’82, regarding the Ukrainian war and medical support, they talked over the phone about doing something. This led to forming a team to bicycle over 42 miles through the five boroughs of NYC on May. 1. A total of $37,068.83 was raised. These funds have been donated to Project Hope to purchase lnteragency Emergency Health Kits (IEHKs), and other medical supplies for Ukraine. These IEHKs are designed to meet the initial primary health care needs of displaced populations in areas with no access  to medical facilities. The funds raised provided medical support to 40,000 Ukrainians for three months. Sights on Health plans to resume its interna-tional medical and surgical missions in early 2023. They are always looking for physicians, medical students, and healthcare providers to volunteer their time and expertise. Please feel free to email for further information.