So I just wanted to give a shout-out for fellow blogger Philip Weiss, a.k.a. King Rat at Rat's Reading, who is running a fundraiser for A.L.S. at his personal blog, to raise awareness of Bulbar onset A.L.S.
If you go over there, read about ALS and leave a donation, you can choose a book as a thank-you gift. He's also offering prizes for publicizing the fundraiser, so if the spirit moves, you could also tweet the fundraiser or put a note on your own blog. He's also encouraging folks to participate in the 2009 Walk to Defeat A.L.S.