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Almost a thousand runners gathered last June 20, 2015 at the AFP General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City to participate in the fun run of the AFPMBAI dubbed as "Run for the Mangroves."
Led by the gun start of the AFPMBAI President, MGen Edgardo Rene C Samonte AFP (Ret), Board Members MGen Danilo M Servando AFP (Ret); J1, RAdm Allan B Rosal AFP; Commander, NETC, RAdm Jose Renan C Suarez AFP; and AFP Seargent Major, FCMS Guillermo P Francisco INF PA together with AFPMBAI Group Heads, Head, Sales and Operations Group, Col Edmundo F Gammad (Ret) and Head, Corporate Services Group, Commo Antonio M Mendoza AFP (Ret) and the participants have successfully finished the 3K, 5K and 10K races respectively.
This event is held in support to the simultaneous mangrove planting in Cavite, Cagayan de Oro and Tacloban City, on June 27, 2015 (the chosen project for this advocacy).
The “The Run for the Mangroves” is a Social Services Program of the Association under the Rebuilding, Empowering, Advocating Change (REACH) Project which is in one with the Philippine Environment Month’s focus in conserving natural resources and ensuring environmental sustainability.