Keeping it in the “Family”

Keeping it in the “Family”

ng fundraiser for hescox familyWith great team work we can accomplish anything. This is the feeling that has empowered the staff at The McGuire Group’s Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda as they work together in memory of a former co-worker and friend, Amanda Hescox of Niagara Falls. Amanda had worked as a certified nursing assistant at the facility for 14 years before passing away at the age of 33 and leaving behind her beloved 13-year-old daughter Marissa. As a devoted mother, Amanda always made sure Marissa had what she needed to continue her love of dance, something she has done since she was a young girl.

The staff at Northgate has made it their mission to host a variety of fundraisers during the month of January to raise money so that Marissa can continue to dance. So far, they have collected more than 40 raffle baskets and have a number of fun events planned including the ever-popular pie throwing contest.

Pictured with the fabulous raffle baskets in the back row from left: Al Carroll, environmental services director from Tonawanda; Carrie Hall, rehab aide from Niagara Falls; Sharon James certified nursing assistant from Niagara Falls and Darcy Linton, LPN, Hospice unit coordinator from Niagara Falls. Front row from left: Sherry Trinkwalder, RN, director of nursing from North Tonawanda; Chong Sneed, rehab aide from Niagara Falls; Judy Ogden, activity director from Burt; and Terry Collins, RN, administrator from Buffalo.

Northgate Health Care Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, hospice care, specialized memory care and respite/short-term services. For more information, visit or

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