Published on Fox42 – August 15, 2016
Photo Credit: Andrew Feller Photography // Rubber Rover custom illustrated by BVK’s David Zimmerman and Kelsey Barnowsky.
OMAHA (FOX42KPTM) – More than 4,880 cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported in Douglas County in 2015, the Women’s Fund of Omaha says.
To create more awareness and increase education about sexually transmitted diseases, The Adolescent Health Project, a program by the Women’s Fund of Omaha is deploying a jeep called the Rubber Rover.
The organization says the Rubber Rover is a mobile extension of the organization that it will travel around the city from August 17-22, 2016.
The organization says the Rover will stop at bars, after school programs and the Maha Music Festival.
The Rover will also stop at high-traffic locations throughout the city to engage teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24.
The organization hopes to connect kids to GetCheckedOmaha.com, a website containing information and resources about STD testing and prevention.
The Rover will travel with tons of gear, life-size STD fact Jenga and STD trivia games, all of which connects to the theme of the vehicle.
The Rubber Rover concept was designed by Serve Marketing, the country’s only all-volunteer advertising agency, which is based in Milwaukee.