CLSA Life Dean Edward P. Meyerson Founds The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research
The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research, a new weapon in the fight against prostate cancer, officially launched recently. The mission of The Mike Slive Foundation is simple: saving lives by funding cutting-edge prostate cancer research.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer) and is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men. Typically occurring in older men, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in about 1 in 7 men in their lifetimes.
CLSA Life Dean and Senior Fellow Emeritus Edward P. Meyerson, founder of The Mike Slive Foundation and a shareholder with Baker Donelson, says he was inspired to form the organization to fund prostate cancer research after watching both his father and his friend, former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, battle the disease.
“I reached out to Mike because I knew that together we could make a contribution to help end prostate cancer. Mike’s story is an inspiration to us all,” Meyerson said. “What our doctors do here in Alabama has a global impact on ending prostate cancer for good. More funding is crucial to make the important advancements and discoveries that will save even more lives, and The Foundation was created to ensure the needed funding is secured.”
Slive is dedicated to fighting prostate cancer – he has battled the disease several times and is a survivor. “My life was saved by cutting-edge prostate cancer research. Now, I have the opportunity to give back and help save other lives through The Foundation,” Slive said. “No one should die from prostate cancer.” The beginning of the end of prostate cancer starts with an event to bring awareness to The Mike Slive Foundation. Members of The Foundation and emcee Paul Finebaum will launch Allies in the Fight on Thursday, September 14th. Presenting sponsors include Regions Bank and Medical Properties Trust.
If you would like to become an ally in the fight, give today by visiting: mikeslivefoundation.org/give.
CLSA Life Dean and Senior Fellow Emeritus Edward P. Meyerson serves as a Shareholder and leader of the Construction practice group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Mr. Meyerson concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, litigation and mediation and arbitration. He is a Member of Board of Bar Commissioners for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Place No. 5, American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association, American and Birmingham Bar Associations. He is a Member of Board of Directors of American College of Construction Lawyers and Adjunct Professor of Construction Law at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. He is also Founding Member of Najjar, Denaburg, P.C. and Steering Committee Board Member of American Bar Association Forum on Construction. Mr. Meyerson received his J. D. from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1969 and B. A. from University of Tampa in 1964.