For Second Consecutive Year, NCOIL Staff Participates in “No-Shave November”
October 31, 2017 by Paul Penna
Manasquan, NJ – NCOIL CEO Tom Considine announced today that for the second consecutive year, the organization’s staff will participate in No-Shave November 2017.
“Last year the NCOIL staff participated in No-Shave November 2016 and it was successful, albeit a little itchy. As I previously shared, as a cancer survivor myself, the fight against this disease has always been important to me” said Considine. “However, it became even more critical as my mother has battled lung cancer and bladder cancer over the past decade.”
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 mens health cause, Considine noted.
“I am pleased we are again participating in No-Shave November”, said Executive Director Paul Penna. “It is an important to raise funds for cancer research, even if we are a little scruffy at the NCOIL Annual Meeting starting November 16th, but our legislators understand that it’s for a good cause.”
“Some people didn’t recognize me at our Spring Meeting because the first time we had ever met was during mid-November last year, and in March I was clean shaven,” stated Will Melofchik, NCOIL Legislative Director. “One person asked me if Will was at the meeting, but it’s for a really good cause.”
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 https://no-shave.org/
NCOIL is a legislative organization comprised principally of legislators serving on state insurance and financial institutions committees around the nation. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance, works to both 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 policy makers 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 perennial insurance issues.