J.Lo Earns Humanitarian Award For Bringing Telemedicine To Communities In Need

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Photo: (Getty)

Just because you can’t turn on “American Idol” and see JLo anymore doesn’t mean the singer isn’t up to some good off-camera. Jennifer Lopez has been busy with her family and working on her music, while still raking in the dough — she was just awarded a $50,000 check for her foundation!

That’s right! Jenny From The Block has a charitable foundation, and in true JLo fashion, she’s doing much needed work with it. Her Lopez Family Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to “improving the health and well-being of women and children,” and GlobalMed, the worldwide leader in real-time healthcare delivery systems, recently named Jennifer and her foundation as the recipient of the 2013 American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Humanitarian Award! GlobalMed presented the singer with a $50,000 check, which we know the Lopez Family Foundation is going to put to good use to continue their telemedicine work.

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But what’s telemedicine, you ask? According to the site, telemedicine is a “remarkable new healthcare delivery system that uses telecommunications technology to conduct medical diagnoses, consultations, treatments, transfers of data, education of physicians, and dissemination of public health alerts and/or emergency updates.” Simply put, think of it as underserved communities gaining access to quality healthcare from doctors in other countries through video chat and other ground-breaking technology.

If you’re looking for more Jennifer Lopez in your life, rest assured! You can see your favorite charitable diva at the next Celebrity Fight Night, which raises money to combat Parkinson’s disease.

We’re not sure how Jennifer manages to maintain her status as an international superstar while making time to give back, but we have to hand it to her: we’re impressed! Keep up the amazing work, JLo!

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