Oprah Magazine Taps Raining Deer to Lead Team O in Avon39 Walk

Health ambassador Raining Deer aka Jeanette Stephens-El has been tagged to lead Team O - The Oprah Magazine in the Avon39 Walk to End Breast Cancer this June 24 - 25 in Boston.  A longtime volunteer and community ambassador for Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and the American Association for Cancer Research, Stephens-El’s story of family survival was compelling enough for O Magazine to enlist her to participate and share her leadership skills in the Avon39 Walk.

While thrilled at the opportunity to represent O Magazine, Stephens-El was notified of her selection the same month her eldest sister Dorothy tragically succumbed to breast cancer, within days of Stephens-El accepting the team leadership role.

She has recommitted herself to working toward the end of the disease in her sister's honor.  Donations can be made to Jeanette's team here: http://www.avonwalk.org/goto/jeanettestephensel


Raining Deer To be Honored by National Congress of Black Women

Author, speaker, and health ambassador Raining Deer will join a group of South Jersey community leaders being honored at the National Congress of Black Women, Bridgeton Chapter’s Twenty-Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event will be held at Merighi’s Savoy Inn,  Vineland, New Jersey.

Raining Deer aka Jeanette Stephens-El, is the author of some seven books and is a native of Bridgeton, New Jersey with strong family roots in the town known as New Jersey’s largest historic district.   Coming on the heels of her receiving a prestigious Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award, she relates: “It was an unexpected honor but one I welcome wholeheartedly because it’s from the hometown folks.”  She noted her appreciation for the NCBW as an organization founded by pioneering women of color, the late C. Delores Tucker and Shirley Chisholm -- the first woman as well as the first African American in modern times to run for President.  “Shirley Chisholm was the bomb!” she states.  “With a somewhat quiet reverence, she sought the highest office in the land and with no apologies for being a woman nor a person of color,” she states proudly of Chisholm.

Raining Deer Receives Barack Obama Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

On March 6, 2017 Raining Deer was presented The President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award upon a nomination by Trinity Girls Network and MARS Community

Development Corp.  The award honors Philanthropists and community leaders who consistently give of their time and service to make a difference in the lives of others.

It recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted citizens who have achieved 4,000 or more community outreach hours over the course of a lifetime.


Raining Deer/Jeanette Fox29 Interview

Raining Deer gives interview with Dr. Ari Brooks on Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Follow this link to check out the video:   http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTQxNjk1MCZNRElEPTY3OTI1MjkmTURTZWVkPTgwNjUmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D