The Duncan Family started The Rainbow Fund in memory of their daughter, Cassandra Grace Duncan, after she committed suicide in December of 2005. Here's a way to help The Rainbow Fund achieve their goals of raising money.

John and Cindy Duncan have taken this opportunity to educate the public on mental illness and supporting those who suffer. The Rainbow Fund donates all it's money made to NAMI-Rhode Island, which is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Check out their Facebook page for all of the upcoming events, Harvest Acre Farm. The farm offers everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods made in house (sooo good), a gift shop, and even a place to create your own fairy garden.

A common phrase heard around the farm is "Healing by Doing". The Duncan Family believes that when the clients have something to do, like working on the farm, it gives them purpose, hope, and a place and sense of belonging.

Various professionals from the mental health field help around the farm, such as a volunteer social worker and a recovery specialist. Last week was Harvest Acre Farm's launch in Richmond, Rhode Island. This program is entirely self funded by The Duncan's, various fundraisers are being put into place and visitation to the new farm will help as well.

Credit to: J. Cruz

 

The 6th Annual Rainbow Run/Walk isn't until May 12th, 2018 but get it onto your calendar now.  It's open to all ages and abilities. The 5K can be ran or walked and pre-registration closes May 5th, you can still even register on the day of the 5K. Businesses can make donations as well. All registration can take place here. Support the Duncan's on their journey to helping those who suffer with mental illnesses.

Additional Reporting By Taylor Sullivan