Lone volunteer fights against Alzheimer’s

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – One woman, a tent and some candles withstood a night so cold and windy, some candles couldn’t be lit.

“To think how many people Alzheimer’s affects, but it’s not just the person, it’s the entire family,” said Jan Moore.

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Moore was the only one to attend the Alzheimer’s Association’s first annual Longest Night Candle Vigil.

“We light the candles to push the darkness away and hope that someday we’ll be able to end Alzheimer’s,” said Moore.

The fight for Moore is personal. Her mother, Catherine, suffered from the disease. Her father, Dean, was Catherine’s caretaker.

Catherine’s name sits on top of a list of the eleven people Moore knows personally that have been affected by Alzheimer’s. They’re the reason she’s taking on the cold.

“We’ll keep carrying on and next year, we’ll do it again and again and again until we have what we’re looking for and that is a first survivor,” said Moore.