Woburn, MA — Woburn's Lauren Graham may only be 17, but that doesn't mean she is immune to the dangers that drunk driving present.

Since being named the national spokesperson for Stop Drunk Driving Now's "Art For Life" student art contest. Lauren has learned about the horrors that often occur when teenagers decide to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car.

Like everybody else, the Woburn High School senior watches and reads as the bad news of crashed cars and ruined lives appears day after day. She is sometimes stunned by the devastating impact drunk driving has on many American families.

"I imagine that most young person killed by drunk driving, leaves loved ones behind who will never fully recover," she says. "This is a problem that I want to do something about, and the best way is through my art."

The Stop Drunk Driving Now Art For Life art contest provides young artists the opportunity to showcase their talent as well as raise awareness about the dangers of driving drunk.

"Knowing that I am helping to save kids' lives as well as making my community safer is a great feeling. Please join me in the fight to eliminate teenage drunk driving accidents. Together we can accomplish this goal," Lauren said..

The 2010 Art For Life art contest is now open for submissions for all young artists. The deadline is June 1, 2011.

To submit art or to learn more about Stop Drunk Driving Now, visit www.stopddnow.com