Marty Lyons' Mission...
The Marty Lyons Foundation was established in 1982 to fulfill the special wishes of children chronologically aged three (3) and seventeen (17) years old, who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life threatening illness by providing and arranging special wish requests.
The Marty Lyons Foundation was incorporated in the State of New York on December 22, 1982 as a non-profit charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of the latest annual report for The Marty Lyons Foundation, Inc. may be obtained, upon request, from The Foundation or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
Marty Lyons was a professional football player in the National Football League, where he served for twelve years as a premiere defensive lineman for the New York Jets. Early in his career, Marty befriended and became a surrogate father to a three-year-old boy suffering from an advanced illness. Read more how Marty Lyons became determined to establish a foundation dedicated to granting wishes of seriously ill children by clicking here...
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