JENNIFER LOPEZ TO BE HONORED WITH THE HERO AWARD AT THE 2015 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Radio Disney to Celebrate Two Youth Leaders with
Heroes For Change Award
Jennifer Lopez, a Radio Disney Top 30 charter with her Def Jam single “Feel The Light” from the animated feature film “Home,” will be honored with the Hero Award at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), in recognition of her fervent and unceasing philanthropic efforts in the U.S. and around the world.Additionally, Columbia Records singer/songwriter Rachel Platten will perform her single “Fight Song” as the RDMA Heroes for Change award is presented to two Radio Disney listeners: Sloan Peterson of Los Angeles, and Maryah Sullivan of Orlando, in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities. The RDMAs, music’s biggest event for families, will take place SATURDAY, APRIL 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The awards show will be presented Sunday, April 26 on Disney Channel and in the months to come, on Disney Channels around the world. Highlights will also be available on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney App, the WATCH Disney Channel app and RadioDisney.com.
An actress, recording artist, producer, fashion designer, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Lopez’s passion and commitment to making a difference in the world is also highlighted through her work with children via The Lopez Family Foundation, a not-for-profit organization she founded with her sister, Lynda, to improve the health and well-being of women and children around the world through health education and increasing the quality of medical care available to them. The organization, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, opened its first telemedicine center in Puerto Rico in 2010 and seven new centers in Panama since. The foundation also recently opened the Center for a Healthy Childhood in the Bronx, New York, in partnership with the Montefiore Medical Center, which aims to promote healthy eating, exercise and improve outcomes and access to care for women, children, and families. Additionally, Lopez has a longstanding and supportive relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As a young teen, Lopez was an early member of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s Performing Arts Program where she honed her performance skills. She now serves as a National Spokesperson for the organization alongside Denzel Washington.
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