I have a friend trillsie - wife of LJ Idol Season 3 fan favorite zebrapix btw and an amazing person in her own right - who is helping organize an effort for a 13 year old boy dying of cancer.
He apparently wants to visit all 50 US states, but since he can't, the states are coming to him in the form of t-shirts.
Not money, not the usual things you hear about - but t-shirts with the name of the state on them. He wears adult size small.
She has a list of the states still needed, and the details of all this here: http://trillsie.livejournal.com/306284.html
Heck, there are enough of you who reading this who are international, that maybe that could be done as well. . . *shrug* I don't know. I just know that *I* want to see the entire country one day, and I can't even imagine what it must be like to, at 13,know that it will never happen.
So if you think you can help, click on that above link!