It was Ed Meyerson’s idea. His father had battled prostate cancer. So had his friend Mike Slive. Meyerson, a Birmingham attorney, had spent years on the advisory board of UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and he’d seen the success of the very public fight against breast cancer.
He wondered: “Why are we not doing the same thing for men?”
Meyerson had five more reasons to start a research foundation to attack the second-leading cancer killer of men. He has five grandsons. He doesn’t want them to have to fight that same fight.
So Meyerson asked Slive if he would be willing to help. Naturally, the retired SEC commissioner said yes.
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