In the wake of losing two loved ones to suicide, April Paige has set out to make mental health a subject that athletes no longer avoid. Joining her efforts at the Check-In Foundation are a team of seven other individuals (all volunteers) who bring expertise in mental health, grant writing, finance, and communications. In just over a year the group has already made a significant impact by speaking at the Colorado High School League Coaches Summit, setting up a booth at various sporting events around their base in Arvada, Colorado, and offering rides and events throughout the year. In the beginning, April was apprehensive about going to sporting events with the goal of getting people, especially athletes, to talk about mental health and suicide. However, she was quickly met with an overwhelmingly positive response. The Colorado High School Cycling League even named her as a recipient of the Trailblazer Award in October of 2017, an awards given to those who have persevered through challenging circumstances, overcome adversity, and are acting as a positive role model in the community. April can already point to numerous situations where the Check-In Foundation has guided individuals or families to life-saving support, and the passion for her work is clear as she relays these stories.