Turbines to Speed, Route 29 Batman Races to Be with Young Cancer Patients

By Scott Sarvay

Credit: The Washington Post

Turbines to Speed, Route 29 Batman Races to Be with Young Cancer Patients

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 7:31 AM EST

(Washington Post) - Police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring last week because of a problem with his plates. This would not ordinarily make international news, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed head-to-toe in full superhero regalia.

Batman began visiting Baltimore area hospitals in 2001, sometimes with his now teenage son Brandon playing Robin. Once other hospitals and charities heard about his car and his cape, Batman was put on superhero speed dial for children’s causes around the region. He visits sick kids at least couple times a month, sometimes more often. He visits schools, too, to talk about bullying. He does not do birthday parties.

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