The 2nd Annual MLF 5K - Raising Money for Wishes

The 2nd Annual MLF 5K - Raising Money for Wishes granting wishes to children, ages 3-17, diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.
The Marty Lyons Foundation

About The MLF 5K Run/Walk

The 2nd Annual Marty Lyons Foundation (MLF) 5K will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019, in Eisenhower Park located in East Meadow, NY (Long Island).

The event features a professional pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, one of a kind Marty Lyons Foundation event gear, and just an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and other charitable individuals like yourself.

Eisenhower Park is a 930 acre oasis of open space and recreation in the heart of Nassau County. The Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area – even larger than Central Park in New York City.

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Starts at:  November 3, 2019 6:30 AM
Ends at:  November 3, 2019 9:45 AM


Eisenhower Park
1899 Park Blvd
Westbury,NY USA


Kenny Zore, Director of Development

Let's Grant Wishes Together

Marty Lyons was a NFL player for the NY Jets where he served for twelve years as a premiere defensive lineman. Early in his career, Marty befriended and became a Big Brother to a three-year-old boy suffering from an advanced illness. Three years later, in the spring of 1982, the youngster’s passing coincided with the sudden death of Marty’s father and the birth of his first child – a healthy son. These experiences profoundly affected Marty’s attitude toward life, fame and his fellow human beings. With the encouragement and assistance of his family and friends, Marty became determined to establish a foundation dedicated to granting the wishes of seriously-ill children.

This amazing Foundation has kept hope alive in the hearts of children with a terminal or life-threatening illness by making their special wishes come true! These wishes have the ability to sweep the children and their family away from the daily heartache of illness. It is a joyous time which creates wonderful memories and promotes a better quality of life.

We have granted wishes for a special trip to Disney, meet and greet with a celebrity, a computer system, a swimming pool, a shopping spree and much more. Every child has a dream, and although we can’t promise a lifetime of happiness to these seriously-ill children, we can make dreams become reality!

Why Participate?

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"
by Helen Keller

Join us on November 3rd

to help raise funds for our wish children. Take this opportunity to enjoy a morning walk with your family and friends!

Each step you take is a step towards making a child’s dream come true.

Your fundraising efforts can quickly add up toward our goal of $25,000

Every dollar raised will help us fulfill more wishes.

Since 1982 we’ve granted over 7,600 wishes to deserving children – one child at a time.