About One to Grow on
Since 1955, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been a place of hope, second chances, and medical wonders for countless children and their families. Motivated by the idea that every child deserves another birthday, One to Grow On is a celebration of their lives. This symbolic events features 55 children who share their inspiring stories and celebrate with a birthday party.
As a not-for-profit hospital, Wolfson Children’s relies on the generosity of people like you to ensure every child continues to receive the world-class care they deserve. You can support One to Grow On by sponsoring the event, organizing a relay team, participating in the Run 5 to Keep Kids Alive or participating in the 1-Mile Fun Run.
The inspiration for One to Grow On came from Paul Wilson, whose newborn son, Luke, faced difficult surgery within hours of birth. Paul hoped to raise $5,000 by running 55 miles, the age of the hospital during his son’s stay. In three years, the event has raised over $1.5 million.
All proceeds raised support the purchase of a 3 Tesla MRI. This groundbreaking technology, which is now available in Baptist Health’s new patient tower, provides clearer, more accurate images, leading to earlier diagnoses and the elimination of certain surgeries and catheter studies.