JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tim Tebow Foundation today announced its partnership with CURE International. The Tim Tebow Foundation's mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day, and this partnership will directly benefit children throughout the developing world who suffer from treatable physical disabilities. CURE, which exists to provide both physical and spiritual healing, operates programs and hospitals in 20 countries and has performed more than 121,000 surgeries in its 14-year history.
"I am truly excited about this partnership with CURE International," said Tebow. "When I learned about what CURE does and how intentional the organization is about sharing the Gospel and healing children, I knew it would be a great partnership."
The Tim Tebow Foundation and CURE will have an on-going partnership that will focus on several projects, the first of which will be a children's hospital construction project in the developing world. Details on the location and specifics of the project will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
"Tim's passion for sharing his faith and making a difference in the lives of people around the world is a natural fit with CURE," said Dr. Scott Harrison, President and founder of CURE International. "It is a blessing for us to partner with someone of Tim's caliber and integrity. Through this partnership, many children will receive the healing they so desperately need."
TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION
The Tim Tebow Foundation was created in January 2010 by NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. The mission of the Tim Tebow Foundation is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The Foundation is accomplishing this mission through the building of playrooms in children's hospitals, supporting orphans worldwide, and making "Dreams Come True" for children with life-threatening illnesses.
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 1.5 million patient visits and over 121,000 surgeries to correct physically disabling conditions.
SOURCE CURE International