A few months after I started volunteering for the Pittsburgh chapter of AID, we began recruiting runners for the Run for India program. While volunteering with AID opened my eyes to the harsh truth of life for millions of unprivileged people in India, running for India presented an opportunity to do my bit in changing the status quo and ending the prevalent injustice. I had never run before and faced several challenges when I was training for the first race, but running for a cause close to my heart provided me the motivation to train and helped me get over these roadblocks! I love running in a race, the energy and the excitement around, and all the awesome people who come out to cheer the runners! More importantly, RFI has give me a chance to share the challenges as well as the concerted efforts at AID to empower the most marginalized in India, with many friends and colleagues!