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Written by Blair Carter
OSHAWA -- A Durham-based charity aimed at eradicating drinking and driving is hosting a fundraiser and website launch on Sept. 11.
Safe and Sober Canada was started by the family and friends of Melanie Carter, who died three years ago at age 21 when she got behind the wheel after drinking.
Her father, Blair Carter, said the charity's mandate includes educating the public -- especially young people -- about dangerous driving related to alcohol, drugs and cellphone use.
The launch of the new website means organizers are looking for people to contribute blog posts and articles and share personal stories related to dangerous driving.
The fundraiser takes place at the Port Whitby Marina, 301 Watson St. W. in Whitby. Tickets are $20 in advance.
For more information, visit www.safeandsobercanada.com.