Portland, OR. On June 20, the summer solstice, people from across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice. In the Portland area, supporters are doing all kinds of activities. They’ve already raised $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. They’re encouraged to participate in any activity and ask for donations. Jill Watson’s team (seen above) played tennis to raise funds for the Longest Day. Front row: Holly Weyrauch, Andria Neathamer, Nancy Ansboury, Jill Watson, Alisa Rakoz, Carol Luckette, Top row: Delena Palena, Maggie Huck, Trish Peters, Donna Weyand, Joey Erin Ince.

Below are some of the varied ways local volunteers have raised funds.

Colleen Hoss honors her grandmother with the help of Menchie’s restaurant.

Beverly Brooks, used social media campaigns to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tiffany Carter bakes in honor of Grandma Drury.

Marie Jennings raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association with team ‘Words When They Can’t Read.’

From Alzheimer’s Association:

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — the perfect time to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Help us provide compassionate care and support and advance critical research with a generous gift today. Here’s a link where you can donate.