During the busy holiday season boots from Cat Footwear's new Legendary Raw Collection for men and women were presented to the 2010 CNN Heroes award winners at a special star-studded tribute held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles November 20th.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosted the tribute, which was filmed for a special Thanksgiving night broadcast. Celebrity presenters included Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Kid Rock, Renee Zellweger, Gerard Butler, and Jessica Alba. Special performances were provided by Sugarland, Bon Jovi, and John Legend, featuring Common and Melanie Fiona.
Each winner was presented with a check for $25,000 to further support their missions. The Hero of the Year received an additional $100,000. The Heroes and their organizations include: Guadalupe Arizpe De La Vega (FEMAP Foundation), Susan Burton (A New Way of Life Reentry Project), Linda Fondren (Shape Up Mississippi), Narayanan Krishnan (Akshaya USA), Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow (Mary’s Meals USA Inc.), Harmon Parker (Bridging the Gap, Inc.), Aki Ra (Landmine Relief Fund), Evans Wadongo (Sustainable Development for All-US), Dan Wallrath (Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops), and winner of the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Award – Anuradha Koirala with Friends of Maiti Nepal.
“Cat Footwear is excited to honor the CNN Heroes and be a part of such a worthy event. These men and women truly are earthmovers – and embody the Cat brand’s legacy of hard work,” said Kelly Ballou, Cat Footwear Marketing Manager. “Their stories are very inspiring.”
To find out more about the CNN Heroes Awards and the honored Heroes, please visit: www.CNNHeroes.com
2010 CNN Heor of the Year Winner, Anuradha Koirala
2010 CNN Hero of the Year finalist, Aki Ra
2010 CNN Hero of the Year finalist, Magnus MacFarlane-Borrow