AIR’s volunteers have a passion to deal with our last unspoken disease, mental illness. I have witnessed first hand the positive influence granted young students when they participate in AIR events. Seeing teens help their peers face anxiety, depression, and other vulnerabilities bodes well for all our futures. Those young, and not so young, are determined to make a difference. All of this I have observed first hand at high school gatherings, annual walks and solemn observances. So many supporters are now turning grief into action.