Presented By
Medical Properties Trust

Benefitting the Mike Slive Foundation’s efforts to eradicate prostate cancer through funding research and educational programming.

Thursday, September 12, 2024

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The Blue Shoe Ball 2024 will have a silent and live auction offering unique gift items, amazing travel experiences and sports opportunities. Preview for the auction opens Thursday, September 5th.

James C. Lee, III, “Jimmy,”
2024 Blue Shoe Ball Honoree

Our 2024 Blue Shoe Ball honoree is our dear friend Jimmy Lee. James C. Lee, III, “Jimmy,” currently serves as Executive Chairman and Owner of Buffalo Rock Company, one of the largest privately held, family-owned Pepsi franchises in the United States. As a Birmingham native Jimmy concentrates his efforts toward community involvement. His service to bettering the state of Alabama and city of Birmingham have been recognized by his induction into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame and receiving Auburn University’s Jefferson County Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2015, the 2013 Alabama Newcomen Award, and being named the 2011 March of Dimes Citizen of the Year.

Jimmy currently serves on various Boards including the Alabama Beverage Association, the Mike Slive Foundation, the Coach Safely Foundation, the UAB School of Medicine’s Board of Visitors, and the Lord Wedgwood Charity. Jimmy is also the Past Director of the Birmingham Business Alliance, Past President of Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, Past Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Past President of the Alabama Beverage Association, Past Board Member of the American Beverage Association, Past President of the Vestavia Park Foundation, and Past President of the Auburn University Athletic Development Council.

Prostate Cancer by the Numbers

Early detection and education can dramatically change the outcome of this pervasive disease that affects one in nine men.
Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common form of cancer among men and the 2nd most common form of cancer related death among men.
This year alone, over 268,000 men will develop prostate cancer, and the disease will claim over 34,500 lives.
A man dies of prostate cancer every 15 minutes. That over 85 deaths per day and 34,000 this year.
Black men are nearly 80% more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men, and are more than twice as likely to die from the disease.
Currently there are nearly 3.1 million men in America living with prostate cancer.

With your support, we can end prostate cancer and make blue ribbons a thing of the past.

Thank you.

The Mike Slive Foundation would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the following supporters for their generosity at the Blue Shoe Ball.

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Be a catalyst for the cure.

With your help, the Mike Slive Foundation will generate national awareness and fund the scientific breakthroughs that will save lives and end prostate cancer.