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"Benefit for Brittany," scheduled Sunday evening at Brierwood Country Club in the Town of Hamburg, will honor the life of Gary Forti, who died in a July 29 motorcycle accident, and establish a trust fund for his daughter, Brittany Dougherty Forti.

In 17 months, Brittany, a 12-year-old Lakeshore Middle School student, lost both of her parents to fatal traffic accidents. She currently lives with paternal grandparents.

Proceeds from Sunday's event, from 6 to 11 p.m., go to the trust fund.

Forti, 34, of Derby, was killed when a sport utility vehicle pulled in front of his motorcycle at Route 5 and Shoreham Road in Hamburg.

Brittany's mother, Barbara Draudt, 29, of Angola, and her 4-year-old stepbrother, Nicholas, died in a car crash in February 2003.

Tickets to the benefit are $20 at the door. Featured are drinks, dinner, live music, a drawing for a 56-inch television and a silent auction.

Contributions to the trust fund can be made at local M&T Bank branches.

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