Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be journeying to the continental U.S.—and New York State this weekend. Newsday reports that on Sunday, she's being honored at a fundraiser for Independent Group Home Living, an organization that helps developmentally disabled people to live fuller lives. Palin's young son Trig, 1 year old, has Down Syndrome and IGHL says, "Governor Palin has become a symbol to families who are coping with their own children’s special needs. These families look to leaders such as Governor Palin for compassionate attention to the educational and therapeutic programs that are improving their own youngsters chances for learning." Palin will also be attending an event in Auburn, NY on Saturday—it's a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Alaska's statehood at the home of William Seward, the secretary of state who negotiated buying the land from Russia.. For $250, you can get a "Personal Introduction and Photograph with Governor Palin" in addition to cocktails, dinner and entertainment.