Participants in Phi Delta Epsilon’s third annual Anatomical Fashion Show will change everything and walk the virtual runway.
The Anatomy Fashion Show, a fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals hosted by medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon, will be broadcast on YouTube Live April 11. Normally a face-to-face event, performances will be completely virtual this year due to the pandemic but still an opportunity for student leaders to come together for philanthropic work, said Raj Patel, fourth year in neuroscience and coordinator of the event.
“One of the things that is so special about this event is that we can unite the world,” said Patel. “I thought there was a big gap between majors at Ohio State, so we really wanted to link art to science.”
Patel said every year 25 student models are brought in to wear body suits that are painted to look like different body systems, such as the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. He said all body suit art was done by former and Ohio State art students.
“We can paint these students as anatomical systems,” says Patel. “We can tell the audience about various diseases, everything about body systems, and things that affect them or the model itself.”
Patel said they chose to host the event to support their service partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, because the organization is dedicated to making progress in pediatric research and funding innovative surgeries for children whose families cannot afford medical care.
Phi Delta Epsilon’s goal for fundraising is $ 12,400 – double the $ 6,200 raised during the 2020 show. Patel said the show has raised $ 11,226 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals despite not premiere, which is the largest amount they have ever raised as a one chapter.
Palmer Moats, third year nutritionist and coordinator of the event, said this year they can sit down with the families involved with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and listen to their stories as they talk about their experiences at Nationwide Children’s. HOSPITAL.
“We can find out what we are doing fundraising,” said Patel. “I think a lot of people tend to get lost in fundraising and don’t know what they’re raising money for. It was wonderful to be able to sit and chat with the family because we could hear their stories. “
Jeremy Schwochow, fourth year in motion picture production and film studies and one of the videographers for the show, said they hired a team of videographers outside the fraternity to make the online version of the show as appealing as it was in person.
“We just like working with them and their vision is to make this event as smooth as possible in the transition to virtual,” said Schwochow. “We are working on translating many goals from live events into videos that we can stream live.”
Moats said because of the online format, they were also able to show viewers a video highlighting the process of painting body clothing to make it look like a different anatomical system.
“During normal face-to-face events we wouldn’t be able to do that,” said Moats. “Everyone’s going to walk the painted runway, so being able to highlight the artist who painted it is something we can do cool.”