CNN honored 10 people Thursday night for all they did to make the world a better place.
The network began its annual Heroes Honoring Heroes program in 2016 and has presented awards to medical professionals, heroes in the military, people who bring joy to others and people who help children make the world a better place, among others. This year, CNN highlighted 10 people who had worked to make the world a better place in 2018, according to a news release from the network.
The winners are:
Bobby Bishop – American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California
Lauren Feeney-Faber – Operation Wild Kittens (Operation Wild Cats)
Nancy McMahon – Lending Hand of Hope
Jessica Moody – Susan G. Komen
Clare Page – Adoptable Parents
Linda Shipley – Extreme Helper
Dawn Weston – Operation Easter Seals
Werner Degenhardt – Ambassadors for Peace
Amanda Chesler – Public Health Law Association of Colorado
Kate Belcher – The Progressive’s Inclusion Project
The honorees were selected from the applicant pool of people nominated by their media organizations or by other citizens who have nominated the honorees. The full list of winners are featured on CNN.com/heroes
About the Heroes Honoring Heroes Program
CNN’s Heroes Honoring Heroes is a telecast honoring the people who have made a difference in the lives of others. The program presents the latest findings of CNN’s annual global poll, which asks “Who has made the biggest difference in the lives of others in the last year?” Winners receive a 60-second television spot that will air in conjunction with the live Heroes Honoring Heroes telecast and the winners of the CNN Heroes Instagram Awards will receive social exposure on Twitter.
The Heroes Honoring Heroes program is presented by The Coca-Cola Company with a generous contribution from The Coca-Cola Foundation.