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We're teaming up to fight prostate cancer

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, LAKE NOKOMIS

The race is on to end prostate cancer for patients and their families. MRO is proud to sponsor the 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk.

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2019 Zero Prostate Cancer 5k Run/Walk Sponsorship

Sept 14 | 8:30 A.M. | Lake Nokomis Community Center | Minneapolis

Minneapolis Radiation Oncology is teaming up to fight prostate cancer and support men and their families.  Join Team MRO and save on your registration. Stop by the MRO tent to meet Dan “the Common Man” Cole from KFAN Radio, and pick up your Free water bottle.

 

The 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Twin Cities features a 5K run/walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Participants will receive shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.

2019 American Brain Tumor Association 5k Run/Walk Sponsorship

Oct 12 | 9:00 A.M. | Lake Como Regional Park | St. Paul

MRO is proud to Team Up with the ABTA as a Gold Sponsor for the 2019 BT5k Run/Walk.  Please joins us at the MRO tent to learn more about brain cancer and to get your Free gift.

The ABATA’s BT5K Run/Walk is a family friendly fundraiser to support brain tumor research and patient services. For 45 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.

The ABTA has funded more than $30 million in brain tumor research since 1976. Since 2006, the BT5K events have raised more than $17 million for brain tumor research and support services.

 

Event Calendar

August
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Summer Sun Safety Month
World Lung Cancer Day August 01, 2019
MN Urology Foundation Golf Fundraising Event + Dinner August 12, 2019
Fairview Ridges Hospital Community Golf Benefit August 19, 2019 Fairview Ridges Hospital Community Golf Benefit
September
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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Zero Prostate 5k Run/Walk September 14, 2019
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
October
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American Brain Tumor Association: ABTA 5K Run/Walk October 12, 2019
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Mammography Day October 18, 2019
National Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Team MRO rallied to fight breast cancer

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Twin Cities and Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure for the Cure to support breast cancer patients and their families in the fight of their lives. Team MRO participated with record breaking numbers to walk, run, volunteer and cheer.

  • Over 30,000 registrants
  • Over 1,000 Race tattoos applied to arms and faces

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.

Twin Cities

Teaming up | Fighting cancer

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

Saturday, January 26
5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Hilton Minneapolis

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

American Brain Tumor Association Sponsorship

“THANK YOU!”

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 nine 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. SPERDUTO TALKS ABOUT BRAIN TUMORS ON WCCO 4 NEWS AT NOON SHOW

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.