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P.O. Box 5507
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938


(843) 415.1886

Email Address

[email protected]


The STARS is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and their families coping with Syncope's and Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS). STARS addresses the disadvantages, discrimination and stigma experienced by people living with these afflictions. STARS's main focus is on education and supporting sufferers, their families, the medical community and general public through a support system where they can obtain knowledge and understanding of Syncope and RAS conditions. STARS provides educational materials, gathers information to aid research into RAS, and provides support groups and other important services for sufferers and their families. Some of the programs that STARS offers includes "Shine a Light on Education", a program to educate the schools, teachers and caregivers about Syncope and RAS; a support system for children who suffer; and "Ask the Experts", a medical advisory committee consisting of a group of world experts in the field of Syncope and unexplained loss of consciousness. Syncope is the medical term for fainting that is caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain, resulting in loss of consciousness.

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