Did you see the Mott float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade?!

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital celebrated Thanksgiving morning with a branded, colorful, double-flatbed float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit!

While Mott first participated in the parade last year, this year marked the debut of the children’s hospital’s new custom-branded float in the nationally-televised event.

“Our float is dedicated to all of our teams,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, M.H.A., FACHE, chief operating officer of Mott and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. “They are the reason we are the No. 1 children’s hospital in the state and why we can offer such unique care to our patients.”

More than 35 faculty and staff from Mott and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital paraded down Woodward Avenue next to the float, or riding on the float’s platform.

“This was an amazing experience!” said Amy Asquith, senior billing clerk at Mott. “My husband and I had such a fantastic time throughout the whole event. Can we get picked to walk two years in a row? We’d LOVE to do it again next year!”

The float also held one VIP guest: Little Victor Mackenzie. Mackenzie served as the Grand Marshal of the inpatient parade last week and was discharged just in time to ride on the float in the Detroit parade.

Look through the photo gallery above for scenes from the day!