Iowa Steer Show Raises Over $400,000 for Ronald McDonald House

A list of Iowa VIPs helped raise a record-breaking amount of money for those in need. The Iowa Governor’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 year’s event raised over $440,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa, surpassing last year’s total of $375,000. “It’s hard to comprehend what kind of impact that much money can have for Iowa families,” say co-chairs Tanner Lawton and Casey Anderson. “The compassion shown by all of our participants is what makes this such a special event.” 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 Cattlemen’s Association, and the office of Governor Kim Reynolds co-hosted the event this year.