DOLLAR DAY WILL EQUIP TEBOW CURE HOSPITALNovember 28th, 2012
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The Tim Tebow Foundation hosts DOLLAR DAY today to raise the $1.2 million needed to equip the Tebow CURE Hospital for children in the Philippines. The campaign leverages the millions of social media fans shared by Tim Tebow and his foundation, asking each of them to donate $1 toward the cause to make the goal easily attainable.
Construction on the hospital began in February of this year and is well underway thanks in part to donations made during the first annual DOLLAR DAY campaign last November. Funds raised through this year’s DOLLAR DAY campaign will provide the medical equipment and supplies needed to complete the hospital, which is expected to open in early 2014.
This 5-story, 30-bed orthopedic surgery facility in Davao City, built in partnership with CURE International, will serve the underprivileged population of the Philippines. The hospital will focus on pediatric orthopedic surgical care treating congenital limb abnormalities, post-trauma fracture and burn repair, clubfoot correction and bone infection treatment. The Tebow CURE Hospital will also be home to the first international Timmy’s Playroom, projected to be the largest of its kind.
The Tim Tebow Foundation is also matching all DOLLAR DAY donations made through the Foundation during this campaign to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
“We are grateful for the interest and support we have received on this project. The DOLLAR DAY campaign is an opportunity for our fans to be able to partner with us in changing the lives of deserving children,” said Erik Dellenback, Executive Director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “We are also honored to be in a position to support domestic needs as well, through our matching donation to Sandy relief.”
Donations to the Tebow CURE Hospital can be made through timtebowfoundation.org or on the Tim Tebow Foundation Facebook page, facebook.com/TimTebowFoundation. As with all public donations to the foundation, 100% of the proceeds from DOLLAR DAY will go directly to the Tebow CURE Hospital.