This town is where our distinguished poet Cesar Vallejo was born. Santiago de Chuco is located at 10,200 feet above sea level in the Andes in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, and is about a three-hour drive from the city of Trujillo. Dr. Pablo Perez, the incoming national PAMS president, leads an annual medical mission to Santiago de Chuco. He has been supported over the years by PAMS Southern California’s past-president Dr. Federico Alva, and his children Juan, Rosa, and Julio, and the PAMS SoCal chapter. Part of the funds raised by this event will be given to this mission to purchase appropriate surgical equipment and supplies.