About STAARS

About

Events:

  • STAARS Annual Anniversary Celebration
  • STAARS’ presents the play “First Saturday”
  • Memphis Mid-South Affiliate Komen Race for the Cure
Check our Blog for upcoming events . . .

Community Outreach Services through the STAAR Witness Program:

  • FREE monthly, Support Group Meetings (Refreshments provided)
  • FREE Mammograms for uninsured and underinsured
  • 24-hour STAARS Phone Line support
We Help

Eligible patients/survivors receive financial assistance for:

  • wigs
  • bras
  • prostheses
  • compression garments
  • rent / utility assistance
  •  medical co-pays
  • travel (to/from medical treatment and/or support meetings)
  • personal care (home services/meal assistance)
  • other services/assistance as needed
  • Referrals for counseling, community services, and legal assistance
  • Comfort Kits
  • Communication coaching/assistance
  • Sister step mentoring/pairing throughout breast cancer journey
  • Professional presentations during support group meetings from:
  • Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Beauty consultants
  • Other healthcare, social, legal, and financial professionals

Celebrations

Special Occasion celebrations:

  • STAARS Support Group Anniversary
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Spontaneous others

The STAAR Witness Program is funded by a grant from the Memphis MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure.

  • Memphis Mid-South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Delta Medical Center
  • Sister-Strut
  • Honest Monument
  • Blue Knights Motorcycle Club
  • Our Memphis
  • Gospel Temple M. B. Church
  • Orleans Church of God in Christ
  • New Bethel M. B. Church, Germantown, TN

Sponsors

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Are determined to win the battle over cancer, to LIVE, and to have FUN doing it!
© 2016 STAARS of Memphis Organization.
FYI Risk Factors:
Gender (Female)
Age (risk increases with age)
Gene mutation (genetics)
Family history
Personal history