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Auburn teenage musicians wanted for drunken driving awareness CD

Becca Levy, a 13-year-old singer songwriter, has a plan. And so far it seems to be working out.

The Washington, D.C., native has just entered her teens a few short months ago. But even at her young age, Becca is all too aware of the dangers associated with drunken driving teenagers.

"I became aware of some sobering statistics," Levy said. "I decided that this was an area that I wanted to try to make a difference in. People are dying at an alarming rate because they drive after drinking. It's just stupid and it is 100 percent avoidable."

With a mindset and a resolve that seldom come at such a young age, Becca turned to the best way she knows how to make a statement: her music.

"I have been lucky enough to be named National Spokesperson for the Stop Drunk Driving Now Kid's Saving Kids CD campaign," she said. "The campaign marks the first time that talented young musicians from across America will work together to use their music to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence."

A total of 30 artists from across the country will appear on a digitally distributed CD, and the music of these talented young people will be available for free downloading by anyone in America.

When people visit the page to hear the music, they will see a host of messages designed by high school and college students about the brutal costs of drunken driving and prevention messages.

"This is another weapon in our drunk driving prevention arsenal," said Ronald Bellanti, president of Boston-based Illumina Records and the founder of the Kids Saving Kids program. "The earlier we start kids thinking about not getting behind the wheel drunk, the better."

And that is exactly what the Kids Saving Kids Campaign will do. The artists that appear on the CD will all be under the age of 18.

That means that the music will not only be created by young artists but geared to young listeners – the very people we need to start soaking in these messages

"I am very excited to join forces with Auburn's many talented young performers," Levy said. "This is a great way for kids from across America to work together and save lives. To be able to achieve that through our music is amazing."

Auburn teens can submit a MP3 or a WAV file for consideration. Please include your age, hometown, and your parents' contact information. You must be 18 years old or younger and must have at least one recorded original song to submit. You can submit your music at: ksksubmit@stopddnow.com

Learn more about Becca Levy and hear her music at www.beccalevy.com.

See more on the Kids Saving Kids requirements at www.myspace.com/ksk01.

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