Sky Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to raising funds to advance research and increase awareness for the early detection and treatment of pancreas cancer
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Goals For Improved Survival From Pancreas Cancer


A $50,000 grant from the foundation's research fund at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI is awarded annually to a Karmanos scientist providing innovative pancreas cancer research

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Sky Foundation, Inc. awards an annual grant, up to $50,000, that focuses on early detection research for pancreas cancer

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The creation of a pancreas cancer database at Henry Ford Health System with the potential to outline the disparity in cancer care that will allow more novel and effective cancer treatment

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A $50,000 grant was awarded to the University of Michigan Pancreatic Cancer Center by the foundation to study the role of a key new molecule that promotes the progression and metastasis of pancreas cancer

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Treetops Golf Weekend

Package Includes:

  • One night lodging for 4 people (midweek)
  • 2 days of golf or 2 days of ski lift tickets for 4 people
  • Choose from a round on the Premier or Fazio with cart for the 2015 season or one all-day lift ticket for each person for the 2014/2015 ski season
  • One round of golf for 4 people on a Jones or Tradition course and includes cart. May be used instead for all-day lift tickets
  • Midweek is Monday-Thursday, not valid during holiday periods

Some highlights on Treetops:

  • America's #1 Par 3 Course - Golfweek
  • One of the World's Top Golf Resorts – Conde' Nast Traveler
  • One of America's Top 25 Golf Academies – Golf Magazine
  • 81 Spectacular Holes of Golf
  • 23 Downhill Ski Slopes including THE YARD and The BIG AIR BAG
  • Open Seven Days For Skiing
  • Celebrating 60 Years of Skiing
  • Home To Northern Michigan's Only Cross Country Skiable Feast

Hipster Weekend in Chicago

Experience Chicago in "Hip" Logan Square:

  • One night stay at L&E Inn: the inn | Longman & Eagle
  • Bulls Game (tickets based on availability): 2 tickets
  • Movie package: 2 passes and $25 gift certificate (w/ full bar) at The Logan Theatre
  • A gift certificate to D'Noche: One of a Kind Group | logan square
  • A Welcome to Chicago packet from Me & Shop 1021

Lake Huron Cottage

One (1) week on eastern shore of Lake Huron:

  • Reservations between April and October
  • Located in Ontario, Canada
  • Located between towns of Goderich and Kinkardine
  • Sleeps 8-10 people
  • Beautiful sunsets overlooking Lake Huron
  • Spectacular beaches to walk for miles
  • Fire pit on beach
  • Children and pet friendly

Two (2) restaurant gift certificates included:

  • Paddy O'Neils
  • Park House Restaurant

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Package Includes:

  • Balloon Ride at sunrise for morning flights or two hours prior to sunset for evening flights
  • Followed by champagne toast
  • Souvenir wine glass as a special remembrance of their flight
  • Details are arranged directly with Renaissance Balloons
  • Ride must be taken within 1 year

Card Raffle - Trip to Fairmont Properties

Package Includes:

  • Enjoy six nights at your choice of any of these Fairmont Hotel or Swissotel properties
  • You can use your nights all at once or in any combination of nights... YOU DECIDE!


  • Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California
  • Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada
  • Newport Beach, California
  • St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
  • Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Scottsdale Princess, Arizona
  • Chateau Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  • San Francisco, California

Card Raffle - Restaurants, Clothing & Jewelry

Package Includes:

  • Gift Certifcates to 11 local restaurants
  • Gift certificate to Tender, Women's Apparel, Birmingham
  • Gift certificate to Wachler's Estate Jewelry, Birmingham


  • Big Rock Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Café Via Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Local Restaurant, Ferndale
  • Market North End Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Phoenicia Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Roadside B&G Restaurant, Bloomfield Township
  • Café ML Restaurant, Bloomfield Township
  • Streetside Seafood Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Beverly Hills Grill, Beverly Hills
  • 220 Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Rugby Grille @ The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Pancreas Cancer Deaths on the Rise

Pancreas cancer is anticipated to move from the 4th to the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths by 2020. This will be second only to lung cancer. Pancreas cancer symptoms are often vague and can include pain (usually abdominal or back pain), weight loss, jaundice, loss of appetite, nausea, sudden-onset diabetes, and depression.

Did You Know?

All donations made in memory or in honor of someone are sent without delay to one of Sky Foundation's research projects. Your entire contribution supports our team's efforts right away, so your tribute has an immediate impact on vital pancreas cancer research.

Our Research Partners:



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