On April 5th, Park Plaza Cinema presents “Under Our Skin”, The Untold Story of Lyme Disease, in honor of the Park Plaza Cinema’s Operations Director, Vanessa Leite who is battling Stage 3 Lyme Disease. Vanessa, a resident of Bluffton, was diagnosed in October 2015 after six grueling years of medical mystery and visits to over 30 specialists. Since starting with the cinema, Vanessa has met many people who are either suffering from Lyme Disease, had Lyme disease or have a loved one or friend impacted by this debilitating disease.
“People are truly unaware of the seriousness of Lyme Disease and we are seeing that now as we have grown closer to Vanessa. In light of that, Larry and I would like to bring awareness to the Lowcountry by showing the documentary and bringing expert speakers to share their knowledge about this disease,” said Lucie Mann, Owner of Park Plaza Cinema.
The event will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. including food and wine provided by Whole Foods of Hilton Head and Burnin’ Down South in Okatie, along with many other health and wellness sponsors. The documentary will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by Q&A with experts in the field and several Lyme Disease warriors. The event is $10 per ticket and open to the public.
One difficulty in diagnosing Lyme disease is the fact that its symptoms are very broad. They seem to mimic those of other diseases and they vary from patient to patient. This documentary investigates the epidemic we are now facing and traces its flourishing to a negligent and corrupt health care system. Interviews with patients and doctors paints a clear picture of a medical industry that has decided to place profits ahead of the health of the people it is supposed to be treating.
As space is limited, attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at the Park Plaza Cinema box office or online at www.mannparkplazacinema.com. Tickets are on sale now.