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Giants pitcher Matt Cain matches $50,000 raised by Make-A-Wish

The executive director of the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, the organization behind the wildly successful Batkid event in The City last month, has hit a $50,000 fundraising goal, triggering a matching donation from Giants pitcher Matt Cain.

Cain and his wife, Chelsea, pledged to give $50,000 to the organization after seeing the smiles 5-year-old Miles Scott brought to the faces of many people during his stint as Batkid on Nov. 15.

Miles, who is recovering from leukemia, spent the day fighting villains and foiling crimes at staged events all over San Francisco through Make-A-Wish, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Cain announced earlier this week that he would donate $50,000 if Bay Area Executive Director Patricia Wilson raised the same amount by Wednesday evening.

Make-A-Wish spokeswoman Jen Wilson said the executive director reached that threshold at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, and as of Thursday morning had raised more than $61,500.

Cain’s matching donation is part of the organization’s annual Brave the Bay fundraising drive, centered around an event at Aquatic Park where police officers jump into the frigid waters of the Bay.BatkidBay Area NewsMake-A-WishMiles Scott

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