San Francisco Calls on 5-Year-Old Batman to Fight Crime for Boy’s Make-A-Wish

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Over 7,000 volunteers will be on the streets of San Francisco on Friday as 5-year-old Miles gets to live out his dream.

Miles was diagnosed with leukemia at 20-months-old. It’s been a long battle, and after having made it through the worst part of his treatment, Miles’ leukemia is in remission.

Miles will become Batkid, and San Francisco’s Police Chief will be calling on the young superhero to help restore justice.

READ: Social Media Reaction: Save us, #SFBatKid! #goBATKIDgo!

Miles, along with adult Batman, will be patrolling Gotham City in a convertible Batmobile. The Batkid will be on a mission to chase down the Riddler, rescue a damsel-in-distress from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks and apprehend the villainous Penguin who has kidnapped Giants mascot Lou Seal.

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Miles will end his crime-fighting duties at City Hall at 2pm, where both Mayor Ed Lee and SFPD’s chief Greg Suhr will present him with a key to the city.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area has never before seen an outpour of support from this many people. They’re hoping this effort will push more people to help make other children’s wishes come true.



A San Francisco-based shoe company has created custom Pow-Pow BatKicks shoes to help boost BatKid’s superhero skills for his day of courageous crime-fighting.

PLAE said it will donate 100% of net proceeds to Make-A-Wish Bay Area from the sale of these shoes.

PLAE shoes are made from eco-friendly, breathable, and washable materials that are engineered to be durable, flexible, and customizable to allow for the natural development of children’s feet, according to PLAE’s web site.

The limited edition BatKicks are priced at $59.99 and are available while supplies last.


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

Because of the massive crowd expected, the Make A Wish Foundation encourages anyone that plans to come cheer Miles on, to RSVP before Friday

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


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