In Honor of National Condom Week, Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Marky Ramone of the world-famous Ramones Debuts Signature Series of Safer
Sex Kits to Help Prevent STD's
NEW YORK, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Social Health Association (ASHA) recognizes National Condom Week as February 10-16, 2008, reminding the public that safer sex practices have never been more critical. Despite hundreds of millions of tax dollars spent on abstinence-only education programs, each year in the United States there are approximately 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections -- about half of which occur among youth ages 15-24. (Source: ASHA)
In honor of National Condom Week, Marky Ramone has unveiled a signature series of safer sex kits as a means to reach sexually active youth and adults in a cool, hip way -- getting the message out about safer sex practices through the power of music and pop culture.
Each kit contains two Lifestyles(R) condoms, lubricant, and an STD resource card -- packaged inside a discreet metal tin with Marky Ramone emblem printed on the front with a tagline that says "Too Tuff To Break". The kit was produced in partnership with Minneapolis-based organization Ready two Go.
"The world has lost too many people to STD's of all types and that is why I joined up with Ready two Go for my signature series of safer sex tins," says Marky Ramone.
"We knew we needed a strong voice to help us get the message out about safe sex," says Brad Hanson, founder and CEO of Ready two Go. "After we had the opportunity to meet with Marky Ramone and truly understand why he wanted to have a safer sex kit, we knew that we all had one common voice -- to spread the love and contain STD's."
The product can be found online at readytwogo.net.
ABOUT MARKY RAMONE
Marky Ramone -- the most visible drummer of the Ramones because of his 15-year involvement.
In 1978, the Ramones
|SOURCE The American Social Health Association|
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