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"Under Our Skin"

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009 - "Under Our Skin," an award-winning film on lyme disease will be shown at Russian Gulch State Park's Recreation Hall from 6-9 p.m. Russian Gulch SP is located two miles north of Mendocino off of Hwy. 1.

From Mendocino go north two miles, turn left off Hwy. 1 at the Russian Gulch State Park sign, go left again and pass through the entrance kiosk, proceed downhill towards the beach and campgrounds. The Recreation Hall is the building at the bottom of the hill. Limited parking - please call Lorraine at 937-3799 for directions and carpool arrangements from Fort Bragg and Mendocino.

The film: "Under Our Skin," a dramatic movie about microbes, medicine, money, and the failure of our health care system to deal with a serious epidemic, will be shown on Saturday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. at Russian Gulch State Park's Recreation Hall. This eye-opening film about lyme disease and other tick-borne co-infections will be followed by a Question and Answer period with Phyllis Mervine, president of the California Lyme Disease Association. Russian Gulch State Park is two miles north of the town of Mendocino on Hwy 1. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Mendocino Group, is free to the public.

This award-winning film investigates the emerging and largely untold story of an epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are "all in their head." While lyme disease is frightening in its scope and tenacity, people who suspect they have the disease should be aware that it often responds well to appropriate treatment. For more information go to To see clips of the film, go to



Under Our Skin
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