Our Impact

Our Impact

The 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 8,500 wishes granted and over $43,000,000 raised.

Using our most requested wish—a visit to Disney World—as an example, the average cost of a wish is $6,700*. 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 $6,700 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.

Learn more about some of the WISHES WE’VE GRANTED, and find out how you can SPONSOR A WISH.

*Average cost for a family of four

Wishes Granted Since 1982
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Raised in Support of the Critically Ill Children We Serve Each Day
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Priceless Memories
and counting...