Recognition and Awards

Jacquie Sears 2005Jacqueline Sears has received many accolades for her community service and accomplishments. Mother of three, she was named “Mother of the Year 2005”, by the Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This title is awarded annually to devoted mothers with MS who make meaningful and significant contributions, improving quality of life in their communities.

On June 16, 2005, in Holyoke, MA, Jacquie Sears was ceremoniously presented with the “Mother of the Year” award and received numerous honorary citations. Sears, diagnosed with MS in 2000, was recognized for her exemplary personal strength, her work with children, and her public service and fundraising to preserve historic monuments in Western Massachusetts.

This distinction was widely acknowledged and Sears received many congratulatory letters; including correspondences from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry, and First Lady Ann Romney -who has been diagnosed with MS.

For her positive impact on the local community, Sears has received proclamations and honours from the towns of Holyoke, Southampton, and Westfield. With her dedication to historic preservation and successful fundraising efforts, important monuments have been restored, conserving the area's heritage for future generations.

Today, Jacquie Sears continues to work on special community projects honouring the past, children, and residents of her beloved Pioneer Valley.