Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Launch ING Presents Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony En Concierto at Bronx PS36

Running Program For Latino Kids Is Highlighted At Event

Superstar Tour Kicks Off September 28, 29 At Taj Mahal, Atlantic City

Sep 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from Live Nation

    BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstars Jennifer Lopez and
 Marc Anthony today kicked off ING Presents Jenifer Lopez & Marc Anthony En
 Concierto at PS36 Union Port School in the Bronx, with an event celebrating
 their mega-wattage concert tour and Lopez's first tour ever. The event also
 focused on the ING Run for Something Better and orange laces campaign,
 which supports community and school-based running programs for kids.
     The Honorable Adolfo Carrion, Bronx Borough President was present to
 greet the artists along with students from PS36, former teachers, fans and
 executives from ING and Live Nation, who produce the tour. The artists left
 the school on their tour bus headed for the final days of rehearsals before
 they kick off with the first of 19 concerts, this Friday, September 28, at
 the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Madison Square Garden is October 7, 8. See
 below for full itinerary.
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     During the program at PS36 (K-5), the students ran a race, sang songs
 to Lopez and Anthony and presented them with gifts they had prepared in
 their classrooms.
     Lopez and Anthony spoke about the importance of encouraging children to
 engage in running programs to build the healthy bodies and minds needed for
 a strong community. They emphasized the urgency of addressing the health
 crisis within the Latin community where obesity and diabetes are at crisis
     Funds raised from ticket sales and donations made during ING Presents
 Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony En Concierto tour will go to select schools
 with programs that promote the benefits of running, physical fitness, and
 healthy lifestyle choices. By contributing $10 or more, donors receive a
 special pair of orange shoelaces as a token to show they are "tied" to
 supporting fit kids. The NALEO (The National Association of Elected and
 Appointed Latino Officials) Education Fund, ING's charitable partner for
 the multi-city tour, will direct the funds into schools with high Latino
 enrollment. Carrion is President of NALEO.
     The star power and performing prowess Lopez and Anthony bring to the
 tour is unequaled. Anthony is one of the most thrilling performers in
 contemporary music and will perform music from his extensive English and
 Spanish repertoire. Superstar Jennifer Lopez will be touring for the first
 time, and performing songs from her upcoming pop album Brave (October 9 on
 Epic Records), many of the greatest hits she's had in English, and also
 songs in Spanish from her album COMO AMA UNA MUJER.
     DATE                         CITY               VENUE
     Friday, September 28,        Atlantic City,
     2007                         NJ                 Trump Taj Mahal
     Saturday, September          Atlantic City,
     29, 2007                     NJ                 Trump Taj Mahal
     Wednesday, October 03,
     2007                         Uncasville, CT     Mohegan Sun Arena
     Friday, October 05,
     2007                         Washington DC      Verizon Center
     Sunday, October 07,                             Madison Square
     2007                         New York, NY       Garden
     Monday, October 08,                             Madison Square
     2007                         New York, NY       Garden
     Wednesday, October 10,
     2007                         Toronto, ON        Air Canada Centre
     Friday, October 12,
     2007                         Montreal, QC       Bell Centre
     Sunday, October 14,
     2007                         Chicago, IL        United Center
     Wednesday, October 17,
     2007                         San Jose, CA       HP Pavilion
     Friday, October 19,          Los Angeles,
     2007                         CA                 Staples Center
     Saturday, October 20,
     2007                         Anaheim, CA        Honda Center
     Wednesday, October 24,                          Cox Arena at Aztec
     2007                         San Diego, CA      Bowl
     Friday, October 26,                             MGM Grand Garden
     2007                         Las Vegas, NV      Arena
     Tuesday, October 30,                            American Airlines
     2007                         Dallas, TX         Center
     Wednesday, October 31,
     2007                         Houston, TX        Toyota Center
     Friday, November 02,                            American Airlines
     2007                         Miami, FL          Arena
     Saturday, November 03,                          American Airlines
     2007                         Miami, FL          Arena
     Sunday, November 04,
     2007                         Orlando, FL        Amway Arena
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     About the ING Run for Something Better
     The ING Run for Something Better is a fundraising campaign that
 supports community and school-based running programs. Linked to ING's
 long-distance race sponsorships, the program was created to introduce kids
 to the benefits of sport, a habit of physical fitness, and a healthy
 lifestyle that prevents conditions such as childhood obesity. In today's
 world of poor nutrition and less-active lifestyles -- which may contribute
 to childhood obesity -- ING is using its position as a sponsor of marathons
 worldwide as a platform for helping kids get fit through free school-based
 running programs. ING's goal is to invest in the health of American
 children by donating $2 million to running programs to get 500,000 kids
 running by 2010. ING has also created a special charitable fund to
 encourage others to support the cause by making their own contribution.
 When someone donates $10 or more to the ING Run for Something Better, ING
 will recognize their contribution by giving them a special pair of orange
 shoelaces to wear showing that they are "tied" to supporting kids' fitness.
 100% of the proceeds from the sale of orange laces go to the ING Run for
 Something Better fitness programs. For more information about the orange
 laces, go to

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