The Tim Tebow Foundation and CURE International Announce New Partnership to Benefit Children in Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – February 9, 2022: The Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) and CURE International, two faith-based organizations, are pleased to announce a major new partnership that includes the construction of a 40-bed children’s ward at CURE Zimbabwe, allowing the hospital to provide hope and healing to three times more children in the Sub-Saharan country than the current capacity allows. A groundbreaking ceremony was performed today with Tim Tebow (Founder of TTF), Steve Biondo (President of TTF), Justin Narducci (President and CEO of CURE International), Jonathan Simpson (CURE Zimbabwe Executive Director), and Dr N. Dzvanga (CEO of United Bulawayo Hospital).
The generous commitment by TTF will help fund the construction of the new ward, named the Tebow Care Center, in addition to sponsoring the costs of future medical procedures and ministry activities at the hospital, allowing children with profound medical conditions to continue to receive free care at CURE Zimbabwe. The new ward is expected to open in December of this year.
“It’s estimated that there are more than 300,000 children in Zimbabwe with treatable physical disabilities. I’m grateful for the chance to again come alongside our long-time partner, CURE International, to answer this call, and run fast after these children through CURE Zimbabwe and the Tebow Care Center. Together, we will fight to bring physical and spiritual healing to these children who otherwise may never receive care,” said Tim Tebow, Founder of TTF. “It brings me such joy to think about the children and families who will be served here in the years to come. It is a true blessing to be able to serve the people of southern Africa by providing them with a place where they can experience Faith, Hope and Love!”
CURE and TTF have a strong history of partnership and shared mission for children living with a disability. In December 2014, the state-of-the-art Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines opened to the children of Davao City and all of Mindanao where over 1,200 surgical procedures are performed annually and thoughtful ministry offered during a patient’s stay. Tim Tebow was born to missionary parents in Makati, Philippines, and received the call to fight for the world’s most vulnerable while serving throughout the country on mission trips during his youth. This expansion of the CURE and TTF partnership underscores the commitment of both organizations to serving those in need and sharing God’s love.
“Tim Tebow, his foundation, and his foundation’s supporters should be very proud of the amazing work they are doing all around the world,” said Justin Narducci, President and CEO of CURE International. “This new ward will unlock CURE Zimbabwe’s potential to be a major resource for the children of southern Africa. We are truly blessed to have TTF as our partner.”
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. This mission is being fulfilled every day through four primary focuses in the fields of Orphan Care + Prevention, Special Needs, Children with Profound Medical Needs, and Anti-Human Trafficking. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation is serving children and sharing God’s love by fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.
About the CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe
Established in April 2021, CURE Zimbabwe is the first and only hospital in the country of 14 million people to provide orthopedic care for disabilities such as clubfoot, bowed legs, and knock knees to children regardless of their economic status. The teaching hospital currently has 13 beds, three operating theaters, and an outpatient clinic. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE Zimbabwe ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. The hospital was refurbished by the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust in partnership with the Zimbabwean government and is located adjacent to United Bulawayo Hospital in Bulawayo.