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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Batkid to Make a Cameo in San Francisco This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Batkid goes back to work
  • Batkid goes back to work

Batkid's work is never done.

Miles Scott, the 5-year-old Leukemia survivor who saved San Francisco (Gotham City) last month, is returning to the city this weekend, but this time he'll be here to help other kids who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

According to press reports, Scott, who lives in Tulelake (that's 5 1/2 hours north of here), will join Police Chief Greg Suhr on Saturday for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser -- the same foundation that made his own wish come true last month: to be Batkid for a day.

Miles will be there for the Brave the Bay fundraiser where Chief Suhr and other police officers will do a 5K walk or run, dive into the freezing San Francisco Bay then finish off with a cable car pulling contest.

Batkid will lead the 5K walk, which starts at 8:30 a.m.

Miles brought smiles around the world on Nov. 15, when he donned his tiny Batman gear and traversed the city in his Batmobile, fighting crime in Gotham City. As thousands cheered him on, he arrested the Riddler and saved Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants' mascot.

The event attracted so much attention -- and donations -- that the Make-A-Wish Foundation website crashed that afternoon.

The goal this weekend is to raise $75,000 for Make-A-Wish, which grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses.

If you can't make this one, no problem; the Scott family recently established the Batkid Fund to support Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center -- all of which helped Miles during his treatment, according to CBS News.

Here's your chance to get a glimpse of the superhero -- and support his cause.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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