Batkid returns to San Francisco for Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Batkid returned to San Francisco on Saturday to help kick off a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
December 7, 2013 5:02:40 PM PST
The famous Batkid returned to San Francisco Saturday in his ongoing mission to help others.

Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy recovering from leukemia, made headlines around the world when Make-A-Wish brought to life his dream to become Batman. On Nov. 15, thousands came out to support him as he zipped around San Francisco in a Batmobile for a series of staged crime-fighting events.

On Saturday, Miles reunited with San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, who played "Commissioner Gordon" on Nov. 15, congratulating the pint-sized hero after he foiled plots by the Riddler and Penguin.

The reunion was part of the Brave the Bay fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Miles, decked out in his Batkid uniform, started the 5K.

It was a holiday triathlon of sorts, in which Suhr, police officers, and others did a 5K walk/run, dove into the cold San Francisco Bay, then competed in a cable car pulling contest.

San Francisco Giants All-Star pitcher Matt Cain says he was inspired by the Batkid wish. Cain is pledging to match up to $50,000 in donations.

The Scott family also 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.

The 5-year-old's leukemia is in remission and he ended his chemotherapy treatments in June. Miles lives in Tulelake, a city in Siskiyou County in Northern California.

(Bay City News contributed to this report)


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