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At IKO, your community is our community. That’s why our team invests in those causes and individuals who are closest to our heart.

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk: IKO is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

With six locations in the Greater Maryland Chapter region, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Frederick, and Salisbury, click here to find out when you can walk to end Alzheimer’s in 2017.

The Interfaith Families Project: The Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington (IFFP) is an independent community of families and others committed to sharing, learning about, and celebrating Jewish and Christian traditions. As the only interfaith organization of its kind in the country, IKO annually contributes to IFFP by participating in its toiletry collection drive each fall.

Our in-house CPA, Diane Katz, helps volunteers at the IFFP Holiday Party decorate and assemble more than 130 bags. IFFP members then visit an assisted living facility, where volunteers and residents gather for gift bag distribution, caroling, refreshments, and holiday entertainment.

Montgomery General Hospital Capital Campaign for Oncology: Lou Iaquinta, IKO Community Management’s president, was the chairman for the 2015 Capital Campaign for Oncology. The Capital Campaign for Oncology supported radiation therapy, the infusion center, and the oncology unit at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. The funds raised helped advance cancer diagnosis and treatments, purchase the best medical technology available, and enhance preventative programs and support services.

“It is my honor to be the chair of the Capital Campaign for Oncology,” said Iaquinta. “I firmly believe that the MedStar Montgomery’s vision of expanding the cancer treatment services in our community will be a major step forward in the hospital’s long-term quest to provide the best modern technology and medical equipment furthering our efforts in the treatment of this dreaded disease.

The acquisition of new linear accelerator for radiation therapy will help localize treatment options, making it more accessible for patients and families, and will go a long way in addressing this vision. I appeal to the philanthropic spirit of both businesses and community members to assist us in reaching this vision.”

Relay for Life: Lou’s wife, Susan, knows that the journey to end cancer starts with a single step. That’s why she helped start the Olney Chapter of Relay for Life, a global race largely sponsored by The American Cancer Society, in 2005.

In 2015, IKO Community Management and hundreds of local supporters came together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Olney Chapter. The successful event was an opportunity to honor cancer survivors and remember lost loved ones, as well as raise money and awareness for all types of cancer.

IKO invites you to join our team for the next Relay for Life of Olney on June 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. Click here for more information or to join this relay and/or donate. You can also dedicate a Luminaria to honor every life affected by cancer.

For a full schedule of local Relay for Life Cancer Walks in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., click here.

Wounded Warriors: The Salute Military Golf Association empowers wounded veterans, one fairway at a time, and we're a proud sponsor of this organization and Montgomery Country Club, which holds special events for SMGA. The 501(c)(3) non-profit's mission is to provide rehabilitative golf experiences and family-inclusive golf opportunities for post-9/11 wounded war veterans in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes.

This year is SMGA's 7th Annual Wounded Veterans Golf Tournament series, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton. To get involved or donate, visit the Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 3, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

You can also keep an eye out for events near you by checking out the full schedule.


IKO is also a proud sponsor of the Iaquinta Scholarship Program, Olney Chamber of Commerce, and University of Maryland Baltimore (UMBC) Washington Medical Center. To stay-up-to-date about IKO Cares, click below:

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