Make-A-Wish Helps Batkid Fight Crime in SF

The following information is a press release and a request for help for those people in the Greater Bay Area around San Francisco, California. Even if you do not live near San Francisco, this post will interest you if you 1) have a heart, 2) believe in helping children who have a life-threatening illness, or 3) you are interested in the activities of Make-A-Wish.

2013-1108 Miles in CostumeJoin us for a fun-filled day of everything Bat as a young crime-fighter captures villains and saves the day on November 15th!

Miles may only be 5 years old but he is fighting a very adult battle, one that we hope he will win. Miles has leukemia. He is a bright, positive, little boy who finds inspiration in super-heroes. When we interviewed Miles for a wish, he surprised even his parents: Miles wants to be Batkid!

On November 15th, Miles will get his wish! 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 adult 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 villainous 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!

This is a great opportunity to witness the magic of a wish in action and a perfect outing for kids, families, and Bat-fans everywhere!

 Here are ways you can participate:

1) You are invited to catch the action in one of these locations and cheer on Batkid as he fights crime and battles villains:

  • Look on as a flashmob warns Batkid that the Penguin has kidnapped Lou Seal and see them speed away from Union Square – AT CAPACITY
  • Join in a massive celebration at City Hall at 2pm as SF Mayor, Ed Lee, and the Police Chief present Miles with a key to the city and congratulates him on a job well done (approximately 2:00pm) – RSVP

2) You are welcome to capture it on film, video, and in print. We are happy to provide you  with additional information about Miles, his wish, our organization, and the sequence of events.

Please RSVP if you plan to participate!

*Make sure to use the #sfbatkid hashtag whenever you are sharing information about Miles’ wish!*

For all media inquiries, please contact Jen Wilson at or 415.321.7388

For all volunteer questions, please contact Daniel Marlay at or 415.402.2775.

Order your BatKid T-Shirt today and pick it up at Civic Center next Friday! (no shipping available)

To donate directly to the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish, click here.

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