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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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Kevin Scarbinsky

The Mike Slive Foundation endeavors to become a global leader in the fight to eradicate prostate cancer through public awareness and research funding in memory of Mike Slive, a transformative leader whose vision and direction revolutionized the business of collegiate sports.

About the Mike Slive Foundation

The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, by attorney Ed Meyerson and former SEC and Conference USA Commissioner Mike Slive. Composed of local business, medical and political leaders, the Foundation’s mission is to save lives by funding cutting-edge research and by raising awareness of prostate cancer. The Mike Slive Foundation is a new weapon in the fight against prostate cancer. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MikeSliveFdn.

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