Baltimore, Maryland (June 13, 2018) –  The Maryland HIMSS Chapter is pleased to announce the 2017 – 2018 recipient of its annual Charity Program: MissionFit.

MissionFit, a Maryland-based non-profit organization that strengthens Baltimore’s youth by providing education on the benefits of living a “healthier lifestyle” and is committed to the physical and mental health of youth ages 11-24, is granted funds for its health tracking systems. 

“It was a goal of the Community Outreach Program Committee to select a charity that is transforming healthcare in our state by educating our youth on the importance of mental and physical health,” says Kyle Swarts, Vice Chair, Community Outreach Committee, Maryland HIMSS Chapter. “By providing free fitness classes, entrepreneurship mentoring programs and offering sessions with 60-75 youth per week, MissionFit was clearly the best fit to represent our Community Outreach Program.”

 “We are excited to celebrate MissionFit as our inaugural Charity Program recipient and are committed to continuing to promote and collaborate with grassroots efforts that advance overall health with the use of technology.  Making our communities healthier is a shared responsibility that we all have and one that our Board of Directors feel strongly to prioritize.  Generating an early impact on Maryland’s youth can help influence and drive the importance of living healthier and making wise choices. This year we will be donating $2,500 to MissionFit, which will be used to purchase FitBits and IPads to track, monitor and promote health and wellness,” says Karen Marie Wilding, President, Maryland HIMSS Chapter.

The Board of Directors would like to thank 2017-2018 Maryland HIMSS Corporate Sponsor Connection Enterprise Solutions for their partnership in procurement of IPads and FitBits to MissionFIt in support of our Charity Program. “Connection Enterprise Solutions donation will help maximize MissionFit’s monetary award and allow the organization to make additional technology investments that will positively impact Baltimore’s youth,” says Kyle Swarts.

The Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) mission and vision aligns to the core values and attributes of MissionFit. Consistent with our local and national agenda, MissionFit assists with:

  • Supporting Healthcare Transformation
  • Expanding Access to High Quality Care
  • Increasing Economic Opportunity
  • Making Communities Healthier

“Maryland HIMSS Chapter’s decision to make MissionFit the beneficiary of the 2018 Charity Program does wonders for a growing non-profit that is making a positive impact in Baltimore’s inner-city youth. The proceeds received will assist in the creation of programs and opportunities to strengthen healthy minds and bodies in the communities we serve,” says Geoffrey Blake, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MissionFit.


For more information, contact:

Mark Doore, Communications Chair
Maryland HIMSS, Board of Directors





HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health information and technology, so they have the right information at the point of decision.

HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of information and technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.

About Maryland HIMSS Chapter

The Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) provides leadership in the advancement and effective use of technology for all aspects of care.

We have over 2000 members throughout the state and growing!  Our membership includes individuals in the fields of information systems, government & policy, clinicians & allied health, bio-medical engineers, telehealth & more.  We support and serve academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, government and for profit companies in health care delivery, managed care, consulting and technology. 

Our goal is to provide professional development through high quality educational sessions and by creating networking opportunities throughout the year for all of our members.  Maryland HIMSS also offers several volunteer opportunities with committees, including program planning, membership, advocacy, professional development, CXO, and communications.

About MissionFit

MissionFit is a Maryland based non-profit organization that strengthens Baltimore’s youth by providing education on the benefits of living a “healthier lifestyle” and is committed to the physical and mental health of youth ages 11-24.  The objectives and outcomes of MissionFit is to 1.) Increase the resiliency, strength, health, knowledge, ​and capability of our current client base 2.) Increase the number of students regularly attending classes at our gym, as well as outreach programs at community centers and other organizations and 3.) Bolster sustainability of our organization by renting out our gym space to trainers when youth classes aren't being held.


About Connection Enterprise Solutions

Our company was founded in 1994 as Corporate Buying Service, offering the IT industry's first real-time access into the inventories of multiple manufacturers and distributors. The company quickly became recognized as the best solution to simplify the IT procurement process by combining inventories of the largest IT manufacturers and distributors into a single web-based portal. This "one portal, one process" design transformed the company into a leading IT procurement channel.

In 1999, the company changed its name to MoreDirect and in 2002 became a wholly-owned subsidiary of PC Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXN). In 2016, the PC Connection, Inc. family of companies, including MoreDirect, PC Connection, GovConnection, and Softmart, changed its brand name to "Connection".

Today, our IT procurement business model has evolved into a complete IT solutions provider focused on large enterprise clients. We offer a robust portfolio of technology products, software and services to ensure corporate IT requirements are met and business operations run smoothly. With more than 2,500 technical certifications and a qualified team of certified engineers, software licensing specialists, and project managers, Connection offers each and every client a fully customized, best-in-class solution to fit their unique IT environment. From desktop refreshes to complex server and storage consolidation projects, Connection has the resources and expertise to support even the most challenging IT initiatives.