home about services resources volunteer contact


ROS September/October 2021 Newsletter

    The Director's Corner


    I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well and safe. Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Although, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is every month because breast cancer awareness does not take a vacation beyond October.
    I want to thank the sponsors, volunteers, and golfers who supported the 6thAnnual Reconstruction of a Survivor Golf Tournament. This event was a success because it will continue to fund our breast cancer support group locations and provide financial assistance for the ladies in the support group who have financial challenges.
    Please consider stopping by any Luby’s in Texas and purchase your exceptionally made tumbler. These tumblers will be sold during the month of October. If there is no Luby’s in your area, please visit our website at www.roasurvivor.org to order one, or more. The proceeds benefit the support groups and the financial assistance program.
    As fall and the holidays arrive, we are less active outdoors and tend to eat more. What are you eating? Are you eating to maintain a healthy lifestyle or eating to live?
    Dr. Renee Stubbins is the Oncology Dietitian at Houston Methodist Medical Center. I learn something every time I hear her give a talk or speak to one of our breast cancer support group locations. You can learn new information even if you were not diagnosed with breast cancer. Also, check out the Beauty Tips for your face at the end. I learned something new. Hope you will also!
    All the best,
    Dr. Jennie M. Bennett
    Director and Founder


    Renee Stubbins grew up in Houston, Texas and received her bachelor’s in science and her PhD in Nutrition Biochemistry and Cancer Metabolism from the University of Texas at Austin. Renee is a senior oncology dietitian for Houston Methodist Cancer Center and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oncology Nutrition Practice group. Renee’s research interests include utilizing medical nutrition therapy throughout the cancer care process and using nature to address nutrition barriers (pain and anxiety) to improve patient’s quality of life.

    Beauty Tip

     What do you do after you wash your face?
    When and why use a facial skin toner?

    When your face is not fully clean, it can lead to clogged pores, which ultimately leads to blemishes, wrinkles, and a whole lot of other stuff! Going over your face with a toner, can help eliminate anything remaining on your skin and prime your skin for your moisturizer. Using a toner also restores the PH in your skin after washing with soap. The toner should be used prior to using a moisturizer.
    How often should I use facial toner?
    For normal or dry skin type, it is enough to use face toner once a day, but for oily skin type or acne prone skin, you can use it both in the morning and at night. If you have problems with excess oil or enlarged pores, use your toner in the morning, to prepare your skin for makeup and make it look great throughout the day.

    Shop for skin toners
    • There are many types of skin toners on the market. Dr. Teal’s Coconut Water with Witch Hazel Facial Toner is available at Walmart online for $5.97 (16 oz)

    • Burt’s Bees Calming Toner with Witch Hazel & Rose is available at Target online for $8.99 (12 oz)

    These are only a few of the witch hazel facial toners on the market.

    Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with breast cancer?

    They are counting on your help. Please donate!
    Your donation to the Janet Ely Angels of Assistance Program (AOA) will allow us to help 15% more women in need of financial assistance while in treatment for breast cancer and attend one of the Reconstruction of a Survivor (ROS) support group locations. Visit www.roasurvivor.org to donate. We have paid mortgages, rent, delinquent property taxes, car notes, medical bills, etc.
    Do you order from AMAZON on a regular basis?
    Please consider shopping in your Amazon account from the Reconstruction of a Survivor website, www.roasurvivor.org then click on the Amazon Smile logo. Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Reconstruction of a Survivor, Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. 

    This will not impact what you pay. It is important that we meet 
    the needs of the patients we serve. 
    Every action, every dollar raised means YOUR support matters!


Follow us on:

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter  


Home | About us | Services | Volunteer | Support Group Sessions | Contact us | Donations | Events | Comments | Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®