Our Mission & Vision

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The Marty Lyons Foundation (MLF) was established in 1982 to fulfill the special wishes of children, ages three (3) to seventeen (17) years old, who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life-threatening illness by providing and arranging special wish requests. We are unique in that we will grant a second wish to a deserving child.

The Foundation has 10 Chapters granting wishes in 13 states – Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Incorporated in 1982 as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization, MLF has granted over 7,600 wishes and is dedicated to making more dreams come true for our children.

A copy of the latest annual report may be obtained upon request from the Foundation (354 Veterans Memorial Hwy; Ste 9; Commack, NY  11725) or from the NY State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (Attn: FOIL Officer; 120 Broadway, New York, NY  10271).