Saturday, October 10, 2009

Burlington screening of "Under Our Skin"

Note that there is limited parking available on the church property. Bridgman St (adjacent to the church, off of New St) is a good choice for street parking.
We hope to begin the film promptly, given its length, so please come early and make yourself comfortable!

Back by popular demand! Lyme Action Group is pleased to partner with Sunday Evening Forum to bring another screening of the award-winning Lyme documentary Under Our Skin to Burlington, Ontario.

The Untold Story of Lyme Disease and our Health System
A groundbreaking documentary explores the human, medical and political dimensions of Lyme disease - an emerging epidemic destroying countless lives. This powerful film exposes a broken health care and medical research system unable to cope with a growing terror under our skin. It will open your eyes!

There is No Medicine for Someone Like You
Lyme Disease, caused by bacteria transmitted by an infected tick, manifests with symptoms of virtually all known neurological and autoimmune disorders. The American Centers for Disease Control estimates over 200,000 new cases each year in the USA (more than AIDS and West Nile combined) - the vast majority of which are in close proximity to Ontario. An increasing number of people have the disease in Ontario, and many more may have it, but have either not been diagnosed or have been misdiagnosed.

Date: Sunday November 8, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Burlington Baptist Church
2225 New Street, Burlington
(west of Guelph Line - click here for a map)

A suggested donation of $5 at the door is appreciated, with net proceeds supporting the advocacy work of Lyme Action Group. Refreshments will be available following the event. The running time for the film is 103 minutes. Following the film, a question and discussion period will be facilitated by Rob Manten. Robert is a local Lyme patient and founding member of Lyme Action Group.

Here is a film trailer:

For more information about this film, including additional film excerpts, please visit Open Eye Pictures online. Any questions about the event can be directed to Lyme Action Group.

Sunday Evening Forum is a community forum to discuss current issues. For more information, visit the Burlington Baptist Church online. An event poster is available, which you can download and distribute. Please join us November 8th!

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