Jennifer Lopez is being honored for being a great mom.

Lopez, the mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes "Celebration of Babies" 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 hopes to prevent birth defects and premature births and to reduce 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."

The "American Idol" judge, who unveiled two Barbie dolls last month, recently said she feels the most proud of herself when she is being a great mom.

"Your children emulate what you do and I always want to set a good example for them," she said.

Reese Witherspoon was honored at last year's event.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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