The CNN Heroes awards show is everything a fundraising event should be and more: inspiring missions, inspired musicians and money raised for more good works! Although many tried, ten worthy missions had access to a star-studded stage with a global audience. This year CNN had more than 10,000 submissions from more than 100 countries.
Thanks to the vision of someone very wise (and I would love to know the back story on the creation of this event), everyday heroes from around the world are honored and financially supported as a result of the CNN Heroes program and their generous viewers. To date, more than $6 million has been raised for the various CNN Heroes over the last five years. During the live ceremony held Sunday, December 11, 2011, inspirational songs performed live by Kid Rock and Miley Cyrus paid tribute to ten amazing everyday-heroes.