Founder

The Peace on Earth Foundation was built on the guiding principle that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment.” Our founder, Kirit S. Shah used this principle as the cornerstone for starting the Peace on Earth Foundation. His extensive background in the healthcare industry allowed him to recognize the needs of people who were not receiving proper health care services.  His dream was to create a healthcare network where doctors and other volunteers would offer their services free of charge to those who are less fortunate. In 2002, his dream became a reality when he along with help of twenty doctors and thirty volunteers began the first community cancer screening program.

Today the Peace on Earth Foundation continues to do community screening programs for the prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and hypertension. However, the Peace on Earth Foundation is currently expanding its services to help those who are not only lacking proper healthcare, but also in need of educational and financial assistance.

 

“Together we can help make the world a better place one person at a time."

                                                                                                            -Kirit S. Shah, LLB, DBM

Background

Mr. Shah is a resident of the Tampa Bay area. He is an entrepreneur. He is also involved in community activities by offering his services as president of the Indian Association (Gujaratisamaj of Tampa Bay) and Jain Society of Tampa Bay. Mr. Shah and Dr. Kiran C. Patel, a well known cardiologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, founded and chaired educational programs for Indian physicians for the benefit of the Indian Cultural Center.

As a real-estate developer in the Tampa Bay area, Mr. Shah knows what it takes to build success one brick at a time. He is currently working on three water front projects, while offering his consultation services on a few others in the area.

Though he is involved in many different projects, he is never to busy for his wife, two kids, and grandchildren.