ROI at the ASTRO Annual Meeting
Visit the ROI booth (#808) in the Innovation and Solution Showcase to learn more about the ROI's exciting research and how you can help support it.
At the booth, you can see the names of supporters in the following recognition levels:
- 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 2019 for the Annual Fund.
- Annual Fund donors of $100 or more in 2019.
- Corporate supporters of $10,000 or more.
In addition, you learn more about and meet the members of the ROI Board of Trustees at scheduled times and get information on the 5K Run for the Future, the RadOnc Toolbox app, the Legacy Circle and the 2019 Publication Award Winner at the booth.
We hope you will stop by the booth to read quotes from some of the ROI's generous donors and learn why they support the ROI. You can also discover why the support of the ROI is so important to some of the researchers who have ROI grants through their quotes that are displayed on the booth and during “Meet Our Researchers” sessions. At scheduled times, you can talk with some of the ROI's investigators about their research and how that research is making a difference. Several researchers are presenting results of their ROI-funded studies at the Annual Meeting as well. See a schedule of research presentations by ROI investigators, and be sure to attend. Also, look for ROI researchers wearing "Ask Me About My ROI Research" buttons throughout the Annual Meeting.
If you made a gift to the ROI prior to the Annual Meeting, we invite you to stop by to see your name displayed and to bring others with you who might be considering a gift to the ROI. The ROI staff and volunteers will assist in providing information on the ROI and its work and will help potential donors make their gifts online. When you make a gift at the booth, you can write your name in neon colors on the chalkboard in the booth and ring a school bell to announce your support for the ROI.
At the meeting, prospective ROI researchers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the new RFP, which will be released in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
We hope to see many residents at the booth to learn about the ROI's current research and future opportunities. One way that residents can support the ROI is by participating in the ROI 5K Run for the Future. Residents can join institutional teams or run on their own. Members-in-training can also make outright contributions to the ROI. Gifts of $50 or above from residents are being matched 2:1 by Radiation Business Solutions (RBS). For a gift of $50, RBS is donating $100, making the total gift $150. Residents who make gifts will receive invitations to the Celebration of Giving, where they will have the opportunity to meet other donors and leaders of ASTRO and ROI.
Special gift levels have been established to recognize residents: President’s Circle Silver at $50 and President’s Circle Gold at $100. With the RBS match, any resident who donates $50 will be a member of the President's Circle Gold for 2019.
In addition to the many activities at the booth, we hope you will join us for some of the ROI's special events at the ASTRO Annual Meeting.
Celebration of Giving
The Radiation Oncology Institute will hold its second annual Celebration of Giving at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday night, September 15. Supporters of the ROI at leadership levels are invited to the reception. During the event, the 2019 ROI Publication Award will be presented. The winner will receive a $5,000 grant to be used on research that is building upon the work in the award-winning manuscript.
Financial Planning Session
On Sunday, September 15, at 6:45 a.m., a breakfast session on Financial Planning will be sponsored by the ROI. The session will cover tax reform, financial planning and charitable giving. Following the session, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the financial planner and presenter, Russell LaGreca from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will meet at the ROI booth with those who have questions or want more information on financial planning.
ROI 5K Run for the Future
On Monday, September 16, at 6:44 a.m., the 10th Annual ROI 5K Run for the Future hosted by Radiation Business Solutions will begin at the Chicago Fallen Firefighters and Paramedics Memorial on the Lakefront Trail. More than 200 participants are expected to run or walk the 5K course along Lake Michigan. Motor coaches will leave various locations at 6:10 AM to take participants from hotels to the race site. 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. To sign up, to make a donation, or for information on the race, go to www.roi5K.com.
Thank You to the Corporate Sponsors
Corporate supporters will be recognized at the ROI Booth and at their respective booths with circular floor stickers that indicate that they are ROI supporters. Attendees will be encouraged to visit these supporters at their booths and to thank them for their support of the ROI. Supporters included: Varian, Elekta, Radiation Business Solutions (RBS), Sun Nuclear, Accuray, Mevion, Augmenix, RadOnc Questions, and VisionTree.