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Participate with the ROI at the ASTRO Annual Meeting

Visit the ROI booth in the Innovation and Solutions Showcase at the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting to learn more about our exciting research and how you can help support it. You can find the ROI Booth #1540 near the Innovation Hub. 

At the booth, you will see the following lists of names of supporters:

  • The Founders’ Circle, gifts of $12,500 or more to the ROI.
  • The President’s Circle, gifts of $1,500, $2,500, $5,000 or more and gifts of $50, $100 or more for residents and associates in 2018 for the Annual Fund.
  • Annual Fund donors of $100 or more in 2018.
  • Corporate supporters of $10,000 or more.

In addition, the names and photos of the members of the ROI Board of Trustees will be displayed and information on the 5K Run for the Future, the RadOnc Toolbox for Android, the Legacy Circle and the 2018 Publication Award Winner will be posted at the booth.

At the ROI Booth, you will find the photos of several donors and quotes on why they support the ROI. You will also see the photos and messages from several researchers supported by ROI on why the support of the ROI is so important to their work. You can talk with some of our investigators about their research that the ROI is supporting and how that research is making a difference during the “Meet Our Researchers” sessions. See a schedule of when they will be at the booth and presenting the results of their ROI-funded research.

Bring a Colleague to the Booth to Ring the Bell

You are invited to stop by to see your name displayed and to bring others with you who may be considering a gift to the ROI. The ROI staff and volunteers will assist you in providing information on the ROI and its work and will assist potential donors with making their gifts online. A school bell will ring with each new gift and the new donor will also write his or her name in neon colors on the chalkboard in the booth.

Calling All Residents

A number of ROI grants have been awarded to residents. If you are a resident, you are encouraged to apply for ROI grants and to support the ROI as well.

One way to support the ROI is by participation in the ROI 5K Run for the Future. ARRO will have its own team in 2018. To register, go to You can also ask others to support you with a gift through the race. The individual or team that raises the most money for the ROI will receive recognition with a banner at the finish line.

Another way to support the ROI is with an outright contribution to the ROI. Your gift if $50 or above will be matched 2:1 by Radiation Business Solutions (RBS). If you give $50, RBS will donate $100, making your total gift $150. Gifts made by September 5 will be recognized at the ROI Booth. Gifts made prior to Monday, October 22, will qualify the donor for an invitation to the Celebration of Giving, where residents will meet other donors and leaders of ASTRO and ROI.

Special gift levels have been established for residents: President’s Circle Silver at $50 and President’s Circle Gold at $100.

Join us for a Financial Planning Session

Please join us on Sunday, October 21, at 6:45 a.m., for a breakfast session on Financial Planning. Please remember to register for the session when you register for the Annual Meeting. The breakfast session is a ticketed event and requires advanced registration. The session will cover tax reform, financial planning and charitable giving.

Meet with a Financial Planner

From 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, the financial planner who will be making the presentation at the breakfast session that morning will be available to meet with you at the ROI Booth if you have questions or want information on financial planning. These sessions need to be scheduled in advance by contacting Janet Hedrick by email or at 703-839-7340.

ROI 5K Run for the Future

On Monday morning, October 22, at 6:44 a.m., the 9th Annual ROI 5K Run for the Future hosted by Radiation Business Solutions will begin at the Arneson River Theatre just behind the Hilton Palacio del Rio. You can participate by running or walking the 5K course that includes the River Walk and parts of the historic Mission Trail or you can be a fundraiser for the ROI through the race. Radiation Business Solutions (RBS) is the host of the 5K Run and covers all expenses. Sponsorships, individual registration fees and all donations go directly to the ROI. For more information on participating in the race or as a fundraiser, go to

Thank You to the Corporate Sponsors

Corporate supporters will be recognized on the ROI Booth and at their respective booths with circular floor stickers that indicate that they are ROI supporters. You are encouraged to visit these supporters and to thank them for their support of the ROI. Supporters include: Varian, Elekta, Radiation Business Solutions (RBS), Sun Nuclear, Accuray, Mevion, Augmenix, RadOnc Questions and Northwest Medical Physics Center.

Smile for the Camera

You can go to the Augmenix Booth #3133 to have a photo taken and Augmenix will make a donation in your name to the ROI or the Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness. Stop by booth #3133 and get your picture taken. Tell them you want the contribution in your name to go to the ROI.

Get Ready for Giving Tuesday

When you visit the ROI Booth, let us take your picture for an “unselfie” for Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, a global day of giving. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, ROI will participate in Giving Tuesday and will post “unselfies” of you and your colleagues leading up to the day when giving is encouraged. We will have signs for you to use for the “unselfies” and you will want to get a shot so you can post on social media to promote giving on Giving Tuesday in November.