Marty Lyons Foundation grants wishes today for a better tomorrow, giving critically ill children the courage to wish for more.
What started as 6 folks around a table on Long Island trying to figure out how to make a child’s wish come true has expanded to 11 chapters covering 14 states, hundreds of volunteers, over 8,200 wishes granted and over $40,000,000 raised.
Using our most requested wish—a visit to Disney World—as an example, the average cost of a wish is $6,500.* In practical terms, that means we cover the cost of accommodations, theme park tickets, flights, a rental car, spending money and rental of any necessary medical items for the stay.
However, the impact of that $6,500 is immeasurable! The break from the hospital, the thrill of having a wish come true, and the memories the family will create and have for a lifetime are certainly priceless.
*Average cost for a family of four
Learn more about some of the wishes we’ve granted, and find out how you can sponsor a wish.