Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to perpetuate the memory and legacy of Sarah MacIsaac by providing access to educational and recreational opportunities for those with disabilities.
Meet Sarah MacIsaac
Sarah “Sadie” MacIsaac was an inspiration to all who knew her. Though Sarah had Muscular Dystrophy, her physical limitations did not slow her down. For years, she mentored youth facing health and mobility challenges. Sarah was later recognized for this service by the “America’s Promise” organization. She started off at North Shore Community College and went on to graduate from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Sarah spent her adult years as a fierce advocate for the disabled community. She also treasured her work as a Tastefully Simple consultant. You would never be able to tell from her small physique but Sarah loved food and even referred to herself as the “ultimate foodie”. She considered herself an empowered businesswoman and wanted everyone to find that empowerment within themselves. Aside from her work with Tastefully Simple, Sarah served as a lector at her church, taught religious education to children, and enjoyed the beauty of nature by volunteering at her beloved Breakheart Reservation. Sarah was a huge proponent of the Arts. She spent much of her time attending plays and musicals, going to museums, and helping bring the Arts to Lynn through community activities, painting, writing, and reading. To describe Sarah in a few words, she was strong, beautiful, intelligent, driven, hard-working, positive, graceful, sassy, powerful, family-oriented, and faithful. There was nothing that Sarah could not accomplish. In her 37 years, she did more for this world than most people do in a lifetime. The world is lesser without her in it but her legacy will live on within all that had the pleasure to know and love her.
When Sarah passed away in March of 2020 her family and friends wanted to perpetuate the memory and legacy of her through a nonprofit. The first project they accomplished was the establishment of the Sweet Sadie Scholarship Fund at North Shore Community College. This fund helps students with disabilities pay for college. Over $7,500 was raised. A year later an official non-profit was created to continue this good work. Now we give two $1,500 Scholarships at NSCC. We also give $1,000 to Sarah's old High School Mass Hospital School. Then we create a walk run ride 5k and give that money for research to end the awful diseases of ALS, MD, and FTD. Our goal is to give back to the people and communities Sarah cared so much for.