More Than Two Dozen of Hollywood's Stars Including George Lopez, Kat Graham, Jordin Sparks, Jonas Brothers and Diego Boneta Pledge Not to Text and Drive

Northbrook, IL (PressExposure) September 17, 2012 -- The 6th annual Variety Power of Youth event, which took place Saturday, Sept. 15 in Los Angeles, Calif. was the perfect platform for Allstate's XtheTXT campaign to encourage young drivers not to text and drive. During the event, Hollywood's rising stars and others pledged not to text and drive by inking their thumbprints on a Ford Focus car wrapped with XtheTXT messaging and imagery.

Many young celebrities, including Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas; Kat Graham; Jordin Sparks;Christian Serratos; Diego Boneta and R.J. Mitte took the pledge not to text and drive. Also, sports and Hollywood legends, including George Lopez and Greg Louganis, took the pledge at the event held at Paramount Studios.

Through their activities, celebrities and event-goers spread the XtheTXT message to more than two million people on Twitter and thousands more on Facebook.

"The celebrities honored at the Variety Power of Youth event are inspiring young people to be responsible behind the wheel by putting the phone down," said Joan Walker, executive vice president of corporate relations at Allstate. "We know that more than 3,000 lives are lost annually because of distracted driving. This simple promise can save thousands of lives."

The following celebrities took the pledge to XtheTXT:

Preston Bailey

Kelsey Chow

Zachary Gordon

Kat Graham

Ariana Grande

Olivia Holt

Diego Boneta

Blake Jenner

Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas

Ashlee Keating

Aramis Knight

Katie Leclerc

George Lopez

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Sianoa Smit-McPhee

R.J. Mitte

Jillian Rose Reed

Cassie Scerbo

Christian Serratos

Dylan Riley Snyder

Hi-resolution photos, videos of celebrities and event-goers taking the XtheTXT pledge are available for download on the Allstate Newsroom and through Getty Images.

The Power of Youth campaign encourages young celebrities to become involved in philanthropic and humanitarian causes, using their positions in popular culture to motivate others to do the same.

To take the pledge and for more information about XtheTXT, visit http://facebook.com/XtheTXT

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