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Supporting the community

At Minneapolis Radiation Oncology, we play an active role in the communities we serve. We’re constantly looking for ways to make a difference by generating awareness about cancer research, and treatments, and sponsoring activities that support cancer related organizations.

Sponsored Events

Join MRO in the fight against breast cancer.

We are teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Brainerd Lakes Area Race for the Cure on June 29 to support breast cancer patients and their families in the fight of their lives.

Breast cancer affects us all, not just those diagnosed. Husbands, daughters, sons, sisters and co-workers have all been touched by this disease. This year alone, it’s estimated that 4,110 Minnesota women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Together we can make an impact.


Meet at the Minneapolis Radiation Tent on race day for your free tattoo. Together we can make an impact.

Event Calendar

Name Date Link
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure May 12th, 2019 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Bladder Cancer Information
Brain Tumor Awareness Month Brain Cancer and Radiation
Cancer Research Month American Association for Cancer Research
Melanoma Monday May 6th, 2019
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month American Academy of Dermatology
Name Date Link
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure June 29th, 2019
National Cancer Survivors Day June 3rd, 2019
National Men’s Health Week June 11-17, 2019

Teaming up | Fighting cancer

MRO is a proud Platinum sponsor of the Angel Foundation’s Angel Gala 2019

Saturday, January 26
Hilton Minneapolis

The Angel Foundation provides financial and emotional support to local adults with cancer and their families.

American Brain Tumor Association Sponsorship


2018 BT5K Run & Walk Twin Cities was a huge success


BT5K Impact

9 U.S. markets | Nearly 13,000 participants | Twin Cities raised over $244,000 

MRO is proud to have been a sponsor of the October 13, 2018 American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Breakthroughs in Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk Twin Cities!

MRO Points of Pride 

  • More than 100 team members ranging from 9 months to 74 years old
  • Over 500 MRO bandanas and bookmarks were given away
  • Dr. Paul Sperduto, MPP, FASTRO, Director of  MRO at Ridgeview Regional Therapy Center in Waconia  welcomed everyone at the opening ceremony

Over 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor diagnosis. Your support allows the ABTA to fund desperately needed brain tumor research, patient programs, and support services.


Teaming Up | Fighting Cancer

Thank You from the ABTA

A special thank you from the American Brain Tumor Association

On behalf of the American Brain Tumor Association and the local volunteer committee, thank you for your support of the Twin Cities BT5K.

The MRO Team showed up in force and made a difference. Your presence and spirit sent a strong message to cancer patients, caregivers, and the medical community.

With sincerest thanks,

Debby Rosenauer

And the entire American Brain Tumor Association



Dr. Paul Sperduto, MRO Radiation Oncologist and Director at MRO | Ridgeview, spoke live on the WCCO 4 News at Noon Show on Tuesday, September 18. Dr. Sperduto was promoting MRO’s sponsorship of the October 13 Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk and discussed the breakthroughs in brain tumor research and treatment advancements.

Dr. Sperduto explained the importance of understanding treatment options and the role of radiation therapy. “Cancer patients are in the fight of their lives and depend on their doctors to recommend the best possible treatment for their diagnosis with the least possible disruption to their lives.”

Watch Dr. Sperduto’s interview on WCCO 4 News at Noon Show.

About Dr. Paul Sperduto and Minneapolis Radiation Oncology
Dr. Sperduto is the Director of Minneapolis Radiation Oncology at MRO Ridgeview Regional Therapy Center in Waconia. He joined MRO in 1993.

His clinical practice focuses on using radiation therapy for a wide range of cancers, with a particular interest in brain tumors. Dr. Sperduto is nationally recognized for his leadership in the advancement of radiation oncology technology and treatment protocols, including Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.

Minneapolis Radiation Oncology is the Twin Cities’ largest provider of radiation oncology. With more than 11 convenient locations, patients and families can receive treatment close to home.