It’s exciting to see students from two very different majors working together toward a common goal, particularly one that involves a great cause. And that's exactly what's happening with a group of APU business and science students.

Each semester, Azusa Pacific’s Scholars for Business Achievement (SBA) chooses to focus their efforts on a philanthropic event or cause. In an effort to bridge the gap between majors, this semester SBA is partnering with the biology/chemistry and medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that provides more than $2.5 billion of charitable care to more than 17 million children in need of critical medical attention. One hundred percent of the funds raised from these events will go directly to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, a premier pediatric hospital dedicated to providing quality care to local children for every disease and injury imaginable.

For one SBA student, McKenzie Feitler, a senior business administration major, this organization holds a special place in her life. “Being part of Scholars for Business Achievement and having a critically injured brother who has spent many months living in Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, I am thrilled that we are focusing our efforts on helping the Children’s Miracle Network,” she said. “My family and I have been there. I understand how difficult it is living in a hospital, worrying about medical bills and where the money is going to come from.”

To reach their goal of $20,000, Scholars for Business Achievement and Phi Delta Epsilon are hosting two events. The first event will be a dinner and silent auction on Saturday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in APU’s Upper Turner Campus Center. The cost is $50 per plate.

The second event is a six-hour dance marathon for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community on Friday, March 25, from 6:02 p.m.–12:04 a.m. Guests can look forward to a night of food, fun, and entertainment while a new dance style is highlighted every hour. Many of APU’s dance teams and professors will also perform during this time. For more information or to register, visit www.dancemarathonevent.com.