“I wish to be Batkid.” – Miles, age 5
Miles is a little boy with leukemia, and his wish is to be a superhero—not just any hero, he wants to be Batkid.
Make-a-Wish is going to make that happen.
On Friday, November 15, San Francisco is turning into the city of Gotham, and it is going to be epic.
From the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation website:
The day will begin with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief will ask if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid. The city needs his help to fight crime and capture villains! Our little Batkid, along with Batman, will be ready to answer the call!
After rescuing a damsel-in-distress from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks in Nob Hill, then capturing the Riddler 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 Penguin has just kidnapped a famous San Francisco mascot (Lou Seal)! The batmobile will be visible on Union Square, (a convertible offering a view of the crime in progress), and the chase will be on!
After apprehending the Penguin, 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!
If you live in the area you are invited to participate. Some parts of the day have already been filled and others require you to RSVP. Everyone is welcome to share the event via film, video, print, and social media. Make-a-Wish asks that you use hashtag #sfbatkid when sharing.
The day promises to be one that Miles and the city of San Francisco will never forget.
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Updated: It’s a small world, people. I just found out that my good friends at Clever Girls Collective are running point on the social media aspect of this interactive community event. To find out how you can be involved visit the Clever Girls website. Do it for Batkid!