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Sky Foundation luncheon benefits pancreatic cancer research

Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 11:31:15-04

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and the Michigan-based Sky Foundation will host its annual lunch fundraiser this weekend.

The event -- which takes place at the MGM Grand Detroit on November 6 from noon to 3 p.m.-- is meant to raise awareness and funds for early detection research.

"I was sick for almost a year before my diagnosis," said nine-year pancreatic cancer survivor and founder of the Sky Foundation, Shelia Sky Kasselman. 

Symptoms of the disease can be hard to spot.

"There's a lot and not everyone has all of them -- which is tricky," said Co-chair of the Sky Foundation's 8th Annual Lunch Benefit, Mary Beth Castorri. 

Kasselman joined Castorri on 7 Action News this morning to talk about the event. 

"It is a very tenuous disease, so that's we're trying to raise awareness," said Castorri. 

More information can be found here. 

Watch the full interview in the video player above.