October 1st, 2009
05:21 AM ET

Anderson Cooper announces this year's Top 10 CNN Heroes

Program Note: CNN Heroes received nearly 9,000 submissions from 100 countries. A Blue Ribbon Panel selected the Top 10 CNN Heroes for the year, and over 1 million of you voted for your CNN HERO OF THE YEAR

A Global Celebration: Thanksgiving Night at 9p ET


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Today Anderson will announce the top CNN Heroes every hour on the hour starting at 1 p.m. ET. Meet them all and hear their inspiring stories in a special edition of AC360° at 11 p.m. ET tonight.

Starting at 11 p.m. you can go here to vote for the CNN Hero who inspires you the most and had the most impact - the CNN Hero of the Year.

On Thanksgiving evening we will broadcast an all-star tribute to all 10 of these heroes but only one will be named the CNN Hero of the Year. That person will be awarded $100,000.Be sure to watch CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE Thanksgiving night at 9p ET. Throughout the day we will share their first reactions on the AC360° site.


To learn about ways you can make a difference, visit Impact Your World.

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