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MysteryGirl44
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Hey!! [Smile]

I'm going to host an Under Our Skin screening in October and I was wondering if you guys have tips, suggestions, ect. about going about this and making it successful. [Smile]

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Hey mystery...

Good for you! So glad to have folks doing that. It really helps... and such a great movie too.

As for tips...

Maybe contact the LDA. They will send out up to 200 brochures for free and have several to pick from.

www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org

I LOVE the SE PA groups book, The Basics... by Doug Fearn.

You might want to order some of them too. They only charge for postage. One of the best handout booklets around.

http://www.lymepa.org/html/the_basics_-_description.html

Since Lyme patients may be attending .. a break in the middle (intermission) would be nice for stretching, using the facilities and getting a drink, etc.

If you could have a speaker in the beginning,,, and/or a question and answer session at the end with an educated Lyme doc or advocate, that would be nice.

I am sure others with more experience could offer suggestions too. Hope they respond.

Good luck!!!

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MysteryGirl44
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Thanks!! [Big Grin]

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Way to go, MysteryGirl!

Luved Tincup's idea about intermission stretch break. So important!

More suggestions:

Be a role model in terms of snacks.
* Don't offer soda and cookies! Instead have pitchers of water and air-popped popcorn. Low-cost and healthy.
* Ask a nearby grocery store to donate veggie trays with hummus. (Stick with organic celery, organic bell peppers, and organic carrots to be safe from pesticide loads. Conventional broccoli & cauliflower may be okay.) If they can't offer organic, ask for freshly sliced pineapple instead.
* Ask for donations of whole almonds for nibbler snacks (offered in bowls w/a serving spoon) while people mill about to network.

Hunt down your local holistic practitioners as well as the local health department to set up info booths, too.

Advertise the event at your local community college as well as in church bulletins and on Craig's list.

Be sure to list all contributors in press releases, and acknowledge everyone verbally and on posters the day of your screening.

Best wishes,
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Those are great!! Thank you so much. I haven't thought of having holistic practitioners and people who have services to help people with Lyme come have booths or give speeches. I'm, for sure, going to look into that [Big Grin]

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A couple more ideas:

Ask around for donations of goods & services as door prizes (Ex: $25 gift certificate to local health food store; one free massage from local physical therapist; $25 gift card to an outdoor store and/or a free case of bug spray to give to the first 20 attendees, etc.)

I yearn for more public education about LD. You GO, MysteryGirl!
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The showings I attended always had an experienced speaker or speakers afterwards to handle Q&A.

Also, I discovered that a lot of people go to see the film who are symptomatic and don't know what to make of it or what to do. So I think it's important to make an announcement that if anyone is questioning whether they might have Lyme/co's, to please discuss with knowledgeable folks in attendance afterwards.

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