Archive | November, 2013

Make-A-Wish to turn San Francisco into Gotham for Batkid

Miles is ready to take the role of Batkid.

(Credit: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area)

On November 15, a darkness will encroach like the fog upon San Francisco. The City by the Bay will shed its usual image and become Gotham, the fabled city of Batman lore. An evil force will descend, attempting to wreak havoc on its citizens. But the forces of villainy will not prevail. Never fear, Batkid will be there.

The role of Batkid is set to be taken by Miles, a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area is making his wish to become a superhero come true.

Miles will begin the same way as many superheroes, with a training session. An adult Batman will take Miles under his wing and teach him the ropes of saving lives.

Armed with his powerful new skills, Batkid will rescue a woman from the Hyde Street cable car tracks, eat lunch at Burger Bar, and come to the aid of the chief of police in the startling case of a missing mascot.

After catching the supervillain Mr. P, Batkid will be honored by the mayor at City Hall with a key to the city. It will take the work of hundreds of volunteers to make this wish happen, and the citizens of San Francisco are being called upon to join the crew.

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