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December 3rd, 2013
05:11 PM ET

CNN Hero of the Year: Chad Pregracke

Anderson sat down with Chad Pregracke, of East Moline, IL, immediately after revealing his selection as 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.

Pregracke has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River and other American waterways. Since 1998, nearly 70,000 volunteers have helped Pregracke and his non-profit remove more than 7 million pounds of garbage from 23 rivers across the country.

“CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” re-airs this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9pm ET/PT.

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November 13th, 2013
06:28 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Richard Nares

Richard Nares lost his son to leukemia in 2000. Today, his nonprofit, the Emilio Nares Foundation, provides transportation and support for low-income children battling cancer in San Diego. The group gives more than 2,500 free rides each year.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.  

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.


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November 11th, 2013
03:28 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Kakenya Ntaiya

Kakenya Ntaiya is inspiring change in her native Kenyan village. After becoming the first woman in the village to attend college in the United States, she returned to open the village’s first primary school for girls. Today, Ntaiya helps provide an education – and much more – to 155 girls.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.


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November 8th, 2013
05:43 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Tawanda Jones

Tawanda Jones is using dance to empower the youth of Camden, New Jersey, one of the poorest cities in the country.  Through Jones' drill team program, more than 4,000 children have learned discipline, respect and community service - and all of them have graduated high school.
 
One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.  You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.
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November 4th, 2013
04:14 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Georges Bwelle

For decades, Georges Bwelle watched his father suffer, unable to get the medical attention he needed.  Now a doctor himself, Bwelle travels into the jungles of his native Cameroon nearly every weekend - providing free medical care for those who don’t have access to good health care.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.

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November 1st, 2013
04:46 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Estella Pyfrom

Estella Pyfrom used her life savings to create “Estella’s Brilliant Bus,” a mobile computer lab that provides computer-based tutoring for low-income children and adults in Palm Beach County. Since 2011, thousands of students have benefitted from her bus.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.

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October 31st, 2013
04:28 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Danielle Gletow

Danielle Gletow started One Simple Wish, a nonprofit that helps grant the wishes of foster children. Wishes are posted online, and anyone can pay to make a child’s wish come true. Since 2008, the group has helped grant more than 6,500 wishes to children in 42 states.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.


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October 25th, 2013
03:52 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Chad Pregracke

Chad Pregracke has made it his life’s work to clean up the Mississippi River and other American waterways. Since 1998, nearly 70,000 volunteers have helped Pregracke and his nonprofit remove more than 7 million pounds of garbage from 23 rivers across the country.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.

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October 22nd, 2013
05:24 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Robin Emmons

More than 72,000 people in Charlotte, North Carolina lack access to fresh produce.  When Robin Emmons discovered this problem, she turned her backyard into a garden.  Since 2008, she’s grown more than 26,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables for area residents.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.

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October 17th, 2013
05:01 PM ET

CNN Heroes Top 10: Dale Beatty

After Dale Beatty lost his legs in the Iraq War, his community thanked him for his service by helping him build a home.  To pay it forward, Beatty co-founded Purple Heart Homes.  Since 2008, the nonprofit has modified or helped provide homes for dozens of disabled U.S. veterans.

One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.

You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com  through Sunday, November 17.


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