BOISE -- One of the country's premier cancer charity events happens every August in Sun Valley, and today the final numbers from the 2015 edition of the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial golf tournament were released...and they are staggering.
That's according to Dr. Dan Zuckerman, the Executive Medical Director at Mountain States Tumor Institute, which receives half of the total amount raised during the 4-day event.
The other half goes to the Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota.
Announced Thursday afternoon, the tournament raised a total of $950,000!
That marks the the largest amount of funds raised in the organization's now 40-year history.
And it brings the total amount raised for cancer research and treatment to nearly $15 million since its inception in 1976.
Founded by the late Idaho Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew and Congressman Ralph Harding in the name of Harmon's Minnesota Twins teammate Danny Thompson who died of leukemia at the age of 29 in 1975.
Zuckerman said the money allows the clinic to offer cutting edge clinical trials and therapies to Idaho patients that might not otherwise be possible.