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The Make-A-Wish Foundation will turn San Francisco into Gotham City for a 5-year-old Batman fan

Back in 2010, the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped 13-year-old Erik “Electron Boy” Martin saved the imprisoned Seattle Sounders from Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy with an assist from Spider-Man and a Delorean. This November 15, the Greater Bay Area chapter of the foundation will bring the comic book dream of Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient in the Bay Area, to life. He’ll spend the day as Batkid, performing heroic deeds around San Francisco, and even rescuing San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal—and the organization is looking for volunteers to watch Miles receive the key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall. Here’s how the foundation outlines the plot of the day:

After rescuing a damsel-in-distress from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks in Nob Hill, then capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will enjoy lunch at the Burger Bar, near Union Square. After lunch, he will get a special message from the Police Chief and go to the window where he will look down and see a huge crowd of volunteers jumping up and down pleading for Batkid’s help. Why? The villainous Mr. P has just kidnapped a famous San Francisco mascot (Lou Seal)! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square, (a convertible offering a view of the crime in progress), and the chase will be on!

After apprehending Mr. P, Batkid will make a final stop at City Hall where the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, along with the Police Chief, will congratulate him on his daring feats of justice and present him with a key to the city. We hope to have a huge crowd of volunteers and donors there to cheer him on and thank our Batkid!


You can find more information on the schedule and RSVP to be a part of the crowd at the foundation’s website.

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