A list of Iowa VIPs helped raise a record-breaking amount of money for those in need. The Iowa Governorâ€™s Charity Steer Show is an Iowa tradition that pairs famous people together with steer exhibitors to benefit charity. The Des Moines Register says this yearâ€™s event raised over $440,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa, surpassing last yearâ€™s total of $375,000. â€œItâ€™s hard to comprehend what kind of impact that much money can have for Iowa families,â€ say co-chairs Tanner Lawton and Casey Anderson. â€œThe compassion shown by all of our participants is what makes this such a special event.â€ This was the 40th annual event, which has raised more than $5 million since starting in 1983. The Ronald McDonald House organization supports families with children experiencing a critical illness. The Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemenâ€™s Association, and the office of Governor Kim Reynolds co-hosted the event this year.