The Thomas P. O'Sullivan Foundation

The Thomas P. O'Sullivan IV Foundation was established to honor this special man and to celebrate his life's work of harmonizing mind, heart, spirit and body. This nonprofit organization provides funding for research, education, advocacy, prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.

The Tom O’Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic

 

In selecting what type of fundraiser the Foundation should kick-off with, it was an easy decision. Tom loved to golf! Each fall, the Foundation holds the Tom O’Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic. This event is our annual fundraiser and we rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors, private donations, and our charitable golfers. Funds raised at the tournament support the Foundation’s objectives of education, research, advocacy, and prevention of colorectal cancer.

The tournament has become a much anticipated occasion, with the opportunity for golfers to play on some of the metropolitan area’s best courses. Golfers enjoy lunch, beverages, themed holes, prizes, trophies, and a closing event with dinner and program about the Foundation’s mission and efforts.

 

 

Covid19 and the 2020 Golf Classic

 

We regret to announce that the O’Sullivan Foundation Board and Golf Committee has, for your continued protection, made the decision to postpone our 2020 annual golf tournament. We are planning on holding the tournament again in 2021 so please look soon for details on the Golf Classic to be held in the summer of 2021. More information...


Our Research

Our Research
The Thomas P. O'Sullivan IV Foundation has funded research in a wide variety of areas. Colorectal cancer stem cells, blood biomarkers, natural plant compounds with anti-cancer properties, studies in bacteria and micro-environment, as well as projects that have revealed cancer cell activity not seen before. This year we are doing something different. Your 2018 gifts and donations as well as proceeds from The 2018 Thomas P. O'Sullivan Golf Classic will go to a joint research project between the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital. There is a high risk group of children that are predisposed to familial adenomatous polyposis. These children develop hundreds of polyps and if not treated are 100% likely to develop colon cancer in their lifetimes. Understanding this condition will improve these children's lives and outcomes.

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About Tom

Tom O'Sullivan
It is a wonderful gift to have someone in your life whose company you treasure simply because they inspire you to be a better person. Sometimes it is their impeccable integrity, their compassion or open-mindedness or perhaps just their willingness to give advice in a gentle and genuine manner with just the right dose of humor. Tom O'Sullivan was aged 50 when he died of colon cancer on June 23, 2007, just four months after diagnosis. A Kansas City native, he was the first-born of a large Irish Catholic family and was a local dentist for 25 years. His passing left a huge void in the lives of all who knew and loved him. To read about Tom's journey through his illness and the many messages he received from friends and family, please visit the CaringBridge website..

The Thomas P. O'Sullivan IV Foundation was established to honor this special man and to celebrate his life's work of harmonizing mind, heart, spirit and body. This non-profit organization provides funding for research, education, advocacy, prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.

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Our goals are simple. We strive to continue to raise funds and seek out cutting-edge research that is in need of seed money so that great scientists can continue their work in search of better detection, more effective treatments, and ultimately a cure. We look forward to becoming the regional resource organization to provide guidance and direction to colorectal cancer patients seeking counsel and support in their journey. We will continue to collaborate with organizations to drive national and state legislative action pertaining to Colorectal Cancer. In short, we will strive to make colorectal cancer... "Preventable, Treatable, Beatable."

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