Batkid returns to Gotham City (San Francisco) to help other kids suffering from serious illnesses, re-paying what the city so generously did for him and his family with the guidance of the local chapter of the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Who can forget the adorable 5-year-old, who saved Gotham City last month in front of thousands of people, who came out to support the charity and make the little boy’s dream a reality.
Now, Miles Scott, forever to be known as Batkid, is coming back to the city that gave him the unforgettable day, to help other kids who find themselves in similar circumstances as the one he was in a few months ago.
On November 15, Miles lived his dream walking through the streets rescuing people, and confronting classic Batman villains The Joker and Riddler. He even got to ride in the famous Batmobile.
This coming Saturday, Batkid will reunite with the chief of police Greg Suhr and will take part in a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
At the charity event Suhr, police officers, and others will participate in a 5K walk/run, dive into the cold waters of the San Francisco Bay, and later compete in a cable car pulling contest.
Batkid will lead the 5k walk/run, named “Santa Walk”, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am PT, with his family. (More details here.)
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) December 6, 2013
Make-a-Wish, which helps children with life-threatening illnesses, expects to raise $75,000 at the fundraiser and with the help of Batkid and his celebrity status, they may just get their own wish of helping 10 children on Saturday.
The local chapter of the foundation has seen a spike on donations and interest, following the media attention generated by the pint-sized superhero.
The Scott family established the “Batkid Fund” to support the three charities that helped them during Miles’ treatment, Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
This Batkid event has restored my faith in the kindness of people. Its these moments in unity that we truly live for. pic.twitter.com/RYSMV9vgXh
— sam burton (@BlueRule24) December 5, 2013
— Amber Ehrke (@amberehrke) December 5, 2013
Batkid, Scott Miles is a shy, blue-eyed child who completed his final round of chemo for leukemia in June.
Miles’ parents, Nick and Natalie Scott, said in a statement that it was “only fitting that following a day when the world demonstrated caring and compassion for Batkid, Batkid can now help others.”