NCOIL Staff Participates in “No-Shave November” for Third Consecutive Year

For Immediate Release
November 1, 2018
Contact: Paul Penna
(732) 201-4133


NCOIL Staff Participates in “No-Shave November” for Third Consecutive Year
Effort Raises Funds & Awareness for Cancer Research


Manasquan, NJ – Commissioner Tom Considine, NCOIL CEO announced today that for the third consecutive year, the organization’s staff will participate in No-Shave November 2018.

“For the past two years the NCOIL staff participated in No-Shave November and it has proven to be an itchy and somewhat unkempt success. As some of you know, I am a cancer survivor and sadly lost my mom to this disease just a couple of months ago. The fight against this cancer has always been personally important, now more than ever” said Considine.

No-Shave November’s mission is to raise funds for cancer research & treatment, and to educate the population about preventive measures. Starting with the surviving children of one father who died of cancer in November 2007, the movement has since spread around the globe. Participants put down their razors each year to join the fight against cancer. NCOIL Support Services has made contributions to the Melanoma Research Foundation, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Testicular Cancer Society in support of the men’s health cause, Considine noted, in addition to donating to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in October.

“No-Shave November raises money for a great cause”, said Executive Director Paul Penna. “While the increase in the amount of gray and white hairs that appears in my beard is alarming, it is for an important purpose.”

“I am pleased to participate in No-Shave November for the third time in as many years” stated Will Melofchik, NCOIL Legislative Director. “Raising funds for cancer research is vital to finding a cure.”

The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over millions to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. More information can be found at


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serving on their states’ insurance and financial institutions committees. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance and
financial services, works to preserve the State jurisdiction over insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act
seventy years ago, and to serve as an educational forum for public policymakers and interested parties. Founded in 1969,
NCOIL works to assert the prerogative of legislators in making State policy when it comes to insurance and educate State
legislators on current and longstanding insurance issues.