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Jennifer Lopez To Receive Parenting Award At March Of Dimes Luncheon

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Jennifer Lopez to be honored with parenting award. Pictured here, from left, Beau "Casper" Smart, Emme Marbiel Muniz, Maximilian David Muniz, Lopez appear at Lopez' star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) | John Shearer/Invision/AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez is being honored 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 nonprofit 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 honored.

Lopez said in a statement: "As a mother myself, I am aware of the importance of healthful pregnancies and babies."

Reese Witherspoon was honored at last year's event.

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http://www.marchofdimes.com

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