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Andrews Filipino Intl. Association

Andrews Filipino International Association Mobilizes to Bring Awareness to MRSA by hosting 5k Rice Run on October 5, 2014

Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) is a club on the campus of Andrews University that promotes Filipino culture, values, and traditions to the students of the campus and the people of the community. AFIA aims to create a diverse network of connections and relationships, bringing together anyone who may be interested in Filipino culture through a variety of events and programs.

In addition to providing memorable experiences through fun events, AFIA also strives to bring awareness to any struggles that some people in our community may be facing. In November 2013, the officers and members of AFIA brought awareness to the tragic circumstances caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), mobilizing funds for relief work in areas that were devastated by the storm. The support and donations of our sponsors far exceeded our expectations, enabling a great contribution to the campaign Many Hands, One Hope. This year’s AFIA officers and members are hoping to inspire once again the spirit of love and support. This year AFIA has collaborated with the MRSA Survivors Network in hopes of raising awareness and funds for this great organization. MRSA is an acronym for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of bacterium that causes serious infections, prompting more deaths than HIV. The MRSA Survivors Network is “the global leader and voice in awareness, prevention, support, and advocacy” of MRSA. To learn more about the organization, you may visit:


5k Rice Run
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.—On Sunday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m., the Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) will be hosting a 5K Rice Run in order to raise awareness for the MRSA Survivors Network. We are hoping you will support us in this great undertaking. There are two ways in which you can help AFIA make this run a successful event. Your monetary contribution or your item donation will contribute to the overall execution of this event, enabling AFIA officers and members generate the support and awareness we aim to provide for the MRSA Survivors Network. Contributions and donations may be forwarded to the address listed above. Attached you will find a list of possible item donations you may choose to donate. If you would like to have your logo printed on our shirts, please email us a copy of your logo to us by 29 September 2014. Cost is $25 ($20 with student ID)  If you would like to be a sponsor for the 5k Rice Run, please contact AFIA at
Proceeds from this event will go directly to MRSA Survivors Network. Anyone wishing to make tax-deductible donations directly to MRSA may do so by clicking on the Donate button up top.

Run check in and Day Of Registration will be October 5, 7:00-7:45am
Run Starts 8am

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation has endorsed AFIA 5k Rice Run as a quality physical activity event through the Pure Michigan Fitness Series endorsement program.

Register on Site! 

For more information about AFIA and updates on the fundraising initiatives, please contact the Association at or like us on Facebook Thank you in advance for your generous support.

With over 250 members, AFIA is one of the largest student-led clubs on the campus of Andrews University. Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church and offers over 200 areas of study including advanced degrees.  Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Mich., but the university also provides instruction at colleges and universities in over 30 countries around the world.


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