Jennifer Lopez to receive parenting honour at March of the Dimes luncheon
This July 26, 2013 file photo shows singer and actress Jennifer Lopez at the 'Viva Movil by Jennifer Lopez' flagship store grand opening in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)
Jessica Herndon, The Associated Press
Published Monday, December 2, 2013 1:28PM EST
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Lopez is being honoured by the March of Dimes.
Lopez, the 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday. She's being recognized as a celebrity parent role model supporting women giving birth to healthy babies after full-term pregnancies.
The 75-year-old non-profit organization aims to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.
A&E networks President and CEO Nancy Dubuc and Dr. Balaji Govindaswami, chief of newborn medicine at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, will also be honoured.
Lopez said in a statement: "As a mother myself, I am aware of the importance of healthful pregnancies and babies."
Reese Witherspoon was honoured at last year's event.
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