Jennifer Lopez is definitely still Jenny from the block. Along with her sister Lynda Lopez, J. Lo founded The Lopez Family Foundation to advocate for and invest in programs that “make a positive, measurable impact on communities and makes quality healthcare and health education available for underserved mothers and their children.”
The Lopez Family Foundation started out in Puerto Rico in 2010, but has since become a global non-profit organization. Lopez shared the inspiration behind her foundation in an October 2014 interview with Variety.
“Very early after my twins were born, my daughter (Emme) developed this bump on the back of her head,” Lopez said. “So I rushed to the hospital, and it was the middle of the night and the doctor met me there. And I had all these privileges, which wasn’t lost on me. I went back that night and thought, what if I didn’t have that?”
In 2014, she opened the Center for a Healthy Childhood in partnership with the Montefiore Medical Center, which promotes healthy eating, exercise and access to care for women, children, and families in the Bronx.
First published here: elitedaily.com