Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to the S.f. ExaminerNico Castro aka Batman

‘Batkid’ returning to San Francisco on Saturday for fundraising walk

After winning hearts in San Francisco and beyond last month, “Batkid” is returning to the city this weekend for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser with the Police Department.

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 of people 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 will reunite with 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 will be part of Brave the Bay, a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation in which Suhr, police officers and others will do a 5K walk/run, dive into the cold San Francisco Bay, then compete in a cable car pulling contest.

Miles will lead the 5K walk, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at Aquatic Park at Jefferson and Hyde streets.

The events seek to raise $75,000 for Make-A-Wish, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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.

More information on Saturday's events can be found online at www.bravethebay.org.

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