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Caped crusaders turn out at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital for Superhero Day 2018

On Thursday, March 22, patients, families and staff dressed up to celebrate their everyday superheroes at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

For Britta Johnson, Superhero Day at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is all about celebrating the people in her life who support her.

“My superhero is my mom,” she said. “She’s super supportive and she’s always been there for me.”

Britta, a Child-Family Life Services intern, was one of the dozens of doctors, nurses, patients and families celebrating Superhero Day 2018 at the hospital. The annual event at the hospital is a chance to recognize the heroes among us, including our patients and their families—and the hospital staff who care for them. 

Watch Child-Family Life Services Intern Kaitlyn Schoenbauer explain the importance of Superhero Day at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Patients and families at the hospital got to hang out, dance and celebrate with their favorite caped crusaders while also training to be superheroes themselves with athletic trainers from Alchemy 365. There was even a lip-sync battle.

“I love superhero day,” said Kaitlyn Schoenbauer, also a Child-Family Life intern. “It’s been really cool to see kids get to do all this fun stuff and dress up in capes and masks.”

In addition to dancing, patients and families were able to make their own superhero shields, get their faces painted and take photos with their favorite costumed heroes—including Goldy Gopher and a giant chili pepper representing Chili’s Bar & Grill.

Superhero Day is made possible thanks to donations and services from a group of generous sponsors, including Chili’s, Alchemy365, Cornerstone Parking and others.

Below, we’ve collected some of our favorite photos from Superhero Day 2018. Enjoy! Check out our Facebook photo album for more pictures from the event.