To help Lotus Petal Foundation raise funds, Arun – a California based engineer – is running a marathon a month through 2017. His target is $52,000. Every month, Arun traces his route and plans his next run. The California based engineer has vowed to run a marathon a month through 2017 and raise money for the foundation.
It started very simply. An old friend posted a call to donate to the cause of Lotus Petal Foundation, recalls Arun. They seemed like a school for economically underprivileged children in Gurugram.
A frequent donor, Arun decided to have a look at the website and liked what he saw. On a trip to India soon after, he even stopped by to visit the school with his wife and kids. Arun says, he wished he could have spent more time volunteering with the children but considering he was based out of California, he had to find another way.
He decided to run for it. Literally!