Magazine article Variety

Star Opens Doors to Health Care

Magazine article Variety

Star Opens Doors to Health Care

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Sisters Jennifer and Lynda Lopez had planned to launch a charitable organization since Jennifer was first vaulted into the public eye. Their talks grew more tangible when both were pregnant, and as Jennifer recalls: "We were sitting around doing a lot nothing, thinking about what to do with the world."

But it was after a health scare in 2008 that the mission of the Lopez Family Foundation was finally born.

"Very early after my twins were born, my daughter (Emme) developed this bump on the back of her head," Lopez says. "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? What if something was really wrong with her?"

Launched in 2009, the sisters' foundation aims to help improve healthcare for women and children, and first paired with Los Angeles Children's Hospital to support the telemedicine program. …

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