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Mayor Ed Lee and SF Giants to Replace iPads Stolen From Make-A-Wish® Office


Jen Wilson 415.321.7388

Mayor Lee

April 4, 2016—San Francisco. After Mayor Ed Lee heard that the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area office had been burglarized, he, along with the San Francisco Giants, wanted to help make things right. Among the items stolen from the office were eight of the 100 iPads that the Mayor had previously donated to Make-A-Wish. Two men broke into the San Francisco office on Saturday evening, making off with laptops, gift cards, backpacks, the iPads and something that had been stolen once already—the motorized scooter belonging to Hunter Pence that he had donated to Make-A-Wish last year. Mayor Lee has worked closely with Make-A-Wish before, helping Miles Scott realize his dream of being Batkid in November 2013. At the end of Miles’ wish, Mayor Lee handed him a symbolic key to the city along with a chocolate one made especially for the occasion by local chocolate maker Tcho.

Mayor Lee“The Mayor has been so supportive of local charities, and we are humbled by his kind offer to replace the iPads. We were proud to work together with the Mayor’s office to not only showcase the work we do, but to demonstrate to the world what a warm and giving city San Francisco can be!” says Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area CEO Patricia Wilson.

Media welcome to attend

10:30 am
 Press invited to arrive
10:45 am Mayor Ed Lee to present iPads to Make-A-Wish Board Chair Laurie Giammona

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area 
55 Hawthorne St. Suite 800 
San Francisco, CA 94105

About Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area:
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  In 2016 Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area celebrates 32 years fulfilling magical wishes. During its first year of operation, in 1984, the chapter granted 27 wishes.  Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, the Greater Bay Area grants over 370 wishes per year and has granted over 7,200 wishes to date. The chapter covers 17 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma. The goal of Make-A-Wish is to grant a wish to every eligible child in its territory.  Anyone can suggest a child for a wish. For more information or to refer a child for a wish, please call 415/982-9474 or visit

Oct 14, 2016

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474