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“Under Our Skin” - Oct 26

A Guelph event to answer questions about Lyme disease and ticks

For Immediate Release - October 3, 2019

People with questions about Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses are invited to a free public event in Guelph on Saturday, October 26. The event includes a screening of the documentary film “Under Our Skin” at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A at 3 p.m. with Fergus researcher Dr. John Scott and his wife, Kit, both of whom have been infected by the disease.

Dr. Scott has spent 3 decades studying ticks and Lyme disease and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his multiple studies on the topic. He is responsible for identifying 37 tick species and publishing 35 peer reviewed scientific articles on the subject.

The documentary “Under Our Skin” is a powerful look not only at the science, politics, and controversy around Lyme disease, but also at the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected. The film follows the stories of patients and physicians in the U.S. fighting for their health, their lives, and their livelihoods in the 2000s. It was a semi-finalist for the Academy Award for best documentary feature.

This event is organized by the Waterloo Region Lyme Disease Support Group.

Admission is free, with donations to the support group gratefully accepted. For more information contact wrldsgroup@gmail.com

The public is invited to attend the screening, the Q&A, or both, at Community of Christ church,  8 Mitchell St., Guelph (parking off Arthur St. N.) on October 26, 2019, beginning at 1 p.m. 

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