bobjanetIn keeping with the memory of Bob, please join us on his birthday, for the third annual golf fundraiser for the Robert K. Dempski Cord Blood Research Fund. A fundraising event for cord blood research at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.  KU Cancer Center is the 87th center designated by the National Cancer Institute, joining such established names in cancer research and treatment as MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. The NCI coordinates the U.S. National Cancer Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer; the supportive care of cancer patients and their families; and cancer survivorship.


Last year’s tournament raised over $15,000, propelling the fund to over $45,000. These funds are being used to fund a new clinical trial that has begun with the brilliant Dr. Omar Aljitawi, an oncologist and researcher with the KU Cancer Center.  The first patient has been enrolled in the trial and we are hopeful for positive results. The Robert K. Dempski Cord Blood Research Fund is credited at all presentations on this research.  Dr. Aljitawi was one of Bob's physicians at KUMC, and will be giving a heart moving presentation on his research at the luncheon following the golf tournament. We are hopeful that the patient involved in this exciting clinical trial will also be available to share his experience with us.

We hope you will join us in giving, as a player and/or sponsor in being part of the cure. For more information, please contact Bob Fessler at 913.208.9831 or bfessler@lamar.com.

Be An Event Sponsor

Another way you can help this research continue is to become a sponsor of the Classic. 

Please review the Sponsorship Opportunities and show the community your commitment to furthering the efforts to find a cure.


Sponsor a Tee Box

This is a great opportunity to help the Robert K. Dempski Golf Classic.  For only $100 you can put your name, logo or message on these signs that all players will see.  Hurry and order yours today.  Only 18 available.

Contact Bob Fessler at 913.208.9831.

Donate to the Fund

Not a golfer?  Busy that weekend?  

You can still donate to Bob's Fund.

Donate Online


Please make donations payable to:

 Robert K. Dempski CBR Fund  

Mail to:

 The University of Kansas Hospital

Attn. Samantha Wheeler

 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 302

Westwood, KS 66205