Tebow CURE Hospital Nears CompletionOctober 21st, 2013
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Jacksonville, FL (October 21, 2013) – The Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines is in the final stages of construction. The hospital’s construction began in February 2012, and it is expected to open in the summer of 2014.
The hospital, a 5-story, 30-bed orthopedic surgery facility in Davao City, built in partnership with CURE International, will serve the underprivileged population of the Philippines. It will specialize in pediatric orthopedic surgery treating clubfoot correction, cleft lips, bone infection, congenital limb abnormalities, post-trauma fracture and burn repair. The Tebow CURE Hospital will also house the first international Timmy’s Playroom, expected to be the largest playroom built to date.
“This hospital will deliver life-changing physical healing while sharing the great news of the gospel with kids who could not otherwise afford care,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation.
The Tebow CURE Hospital has been funded primarily through individual donors. The hospital is currently $250,000 from completion, which the foundation hopes to raise through its Dollar Day campaign beginning Monday, October 21. The campaign aims to utilize the collective power of the Tim Tebow Foundation social media followers, asking them to partner in changing the lives of deserving children by donating just $1 each to the cause.
Donations to the Tebow CURE Hospital can be made on the foundation’s website, timtebowfoundation.org. As with all public donations to the foundation, 100% of the Dollar Day proceeds will go directly to the Tebow CURE Hospital.
About the Tim Tebow Foundation
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled everyday through the foundation’s five areas of outreach including Team Tebow, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care, W15H and the Tebow CURE Hospital. For more on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.
About CURE International
CURE International’s mission is to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. It is the largest provider of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the developing world. Since opening the doors of its first surgical teaching hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, in 1998, CURE’s focus on bringing healing to developing nations has resulted in more than 2 million patient visits and over 147,000 surgeries to correct physically disabling conditions. CURE hospitals are located in Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Zambia. The Tebow CURE Hospital is also currently under construction in the Philippines. CURE has also trained more than 6,600 medical professionals, raising the standard of care in the countries where it operates. Please visit cure.org for more information.