Power Play
COMING SOON: Friday, April 22, 2022

Facing. Futures. Together.

Children are more powerful than they know—especially kids fighting for their lives. And they love to dress up and take on personas that make them feel invincible. Costumes inspire the power of play—and for kids, play heals.

That’s why Phoenix Children’s and ASU’s School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are collaborating to present the fourth annual Power Play. Phoenix Children’s patients will team up with ASU student fashion designers to create custom-designed superhero suits inspired by the kids’ healing journeys. On April 22, 2022, these real-life superheroes will strut their stuff at a runway show benefiting Phoenix Children’s.

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Phoenix Children's patient Gustavo, wearing his superhero suit, holds up his hammer.

Watch Power Play 2021

Witness the healing power of play as three Phoenix Children’s patients are transformed into superheroes of their own imagining with the help of student fashion designers from ASU.

An ASU student fashion designer helps Phoenix Children's patient Nathan adjust his colorful superhero suit.

About Power Play

Inspired by a Today Show segment, Power Play is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Arizona State University’s School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Each spring, student fashion designers from ASU use their talents to help Phoenix Children’s patients bring their inner superheroes to life, allowing the kids to use play as part of their healing process.

Donations to Power Play benefit the Hope Fund, a critical source of funding for the areas of greatest need at Phoenix Children’s. The Hope Fund allows the hospital to respond immediately to urgent needs and to invest in state-of-the-art technology, innovative clinical programs, family-centered care and more.