The Camels Hump Challenge is a fundraiser on behalf of the over 12,000 Vermonters living with Alzheimer's and their 30,000+ unpaid caregivers. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a brain disease that progressively robs people of their ability to remember, think, understand and communicate.

When you participate in the Camel's Hump Challenge, your fundraising dollars fund local programs and education outreach for Vermonters living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.The Vermont Chapter provides free workshops and programs to help Vermonters better understand, cope and respond to the disease; we educate volunteers and professionals in the long-term health care community; organize peer-based suport groups to provide practical and emotional support; and host a 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for when you need to talk with someone who understands Alzheimer's.

Here are a few tips to get you started with your fundraising efforts:

  • Make a self-donation to lead by example and show your commitment to the cause. 
  • Update your personal fundraising webpage and tell your story about why you’re participating. 
  • Send emails from your Participant Center to ask for support from friends, family and co-workers. 
  • Get social and use Facebook to get the word out. Include a link to your fundraising page in your status!Invite others. 
  • Take your fundraising efforts to the office, school, or friendly get-togethers. 

Where does the money go?

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to accelerating the progress in prevention, cure and living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association and each affiliated chapter share a single vision and mission and are incorporated as independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities. The funds raised through this event benefit local programs and education outreach for Vermonters living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

A donor-supported organization, the Alzheimer's Association allocates its funds in an ethical and responsible manner that exceeds the rigorous standards of America’s most experienced charity evaluator, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. Learn more about our mission-related activities or contact your local chapter for information about programs and services in your community.  Click here to learn more about our fundraising standards.