Disgruntled with the healthcare system in 2012 we decided to empower patients by creating COPD support groups. Little did we realize that this was a the tip of a very large iceberg. We learnt that COPD was the second leading cause of death in India and there was no awareness around this issue. To our surprise more women then men suffer from lung diseases and that too in rural India where their prime source for cooking is biomass fuel. The correlation between environment , COPD and Cancer is well established and we could not ignore any of these causes. For us to create an impact we had to bring about change at grassroots level by changing the thought process of women, youth and children.