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Benefiting cancer research since 1977

Every August since the summer of 1977, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial in Sun Valley, Idaho has gathered hundreds of individuals including celebrities, members of Congress, professional athletes, corporate sponsors, participants and volunteers around one common goal:

Find a cure for cancer

The tournament was founded by Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew and Congressman Ralph Harding in memory of the Minnesota Twins shortstop, Danny Thompson who died of leukemia at the young age of 29. Through their hard work and the dedication of their supporters, the KTM is now considered one of the leading cancer research fundraisers of its kind.

Proceeds from this event benefit St. Luke’s Cancer Institute in Idaho and Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.

Annual Impact

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The Killebrew-Thompson Memorial raises money for cancer research through annual fundraising events.

Sun Valley

August 17-19, 2023

Join a 47-year tradition, taking a swing at cancer.

Concert for
a Cure

Saturday August 19, 2023

Join us for a night of music, magic, and memories in support of a cure.

Band announcement coming soon.

Killebrew-Thompson Minnesota

Thursday June 1, 2023

Join us for the 3rd annual tournament in the backyard of our University of Minnesota beneficiary!


Proceeds from our fundraising events support cancer research and clinical trials at two premier medical research centers. Their discoveries contribute to the worldwide cancer research community and global quest for a cure.


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