Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez alongside Panamanian First Lady Marta Linares de Martinelli at the Hospital del Nino (Children´s Hospital) in Panama City. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Jennifer Lopez gives back to kids in Panama

Jennifer Lopez: singer, dancer, actress and humanitarian?

Jennifer Lopez donated, in the name of the Lopez Family Foundation, telemedicine equipment that will be installed in different pediatric centers around Panama according to the AFP.

Lopez is in Panama to kick of her Dance Again world tour, but she took time out of her busy schedule to appear at the Panamanian Children’s Hospital alongside her sister Lynda,  to announce the donation.

“Through the efforts of our foundation we are able to offer sanitary assistance and education for the health of thousands of people and possibly thousands more throughout the world through our future programs,” said Lopez in a press conference in Panama.

In October 2010, Lopez traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to open the first telemedicine center at the San Jorge Children’s Hospital according to the foundation website. Their goal is to keep expanding the numbers of telemedicine clinics domestically and abroad.

“What is exciting about this project is the reach that we will have in the remote places of this country, thanks to the program of telemedicine,” said the Panamanian First lady, Marta Linares, which also attended the event.

Lopez and her sister Lynda started the foundation together.  Lopez says on her website that they both experienced motherhood at the same time and they had the desire to “help create a healthier, happier environment for others.”

The foundation’s website headline reads, “Where children are concerned, there is no time to lose.”

“I’m very excited about this opportunity, as we did in Puerto Rico, here in Panamá, we are offering medical resources to doctors and nurses to improve the daily life of children,” said Lopez.


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