- Title: USA: Chilean miners honored at CNN Heroes show
- Date: 22nd November 2010
- Summary: DEMI MOORE POSING FOR CAMERAS ON RED CARPET DEMI MOORE ON RED CARPET. JOHN LEGEND AND CHRISTINE TEIGEN KEVIN MCKIDD ON RED CARPET DIKEMBE MUTUMBO ON RED CARPET GERALD BUTLER ON RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) EFREN PENAFLORIDA, DYNAMIC TEEN COMPANY AND 2009 HERO OF THE YEAR, SAYING "This CNN Heroes cause everyone that there is a here inside of us. Even ordinary people, everyday people never to ordinary to be a hero." PRESS ON RED CARPET JESSICA ALBA ON RED CARPET
- Embargoed: 7th December 2010 01:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
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- Story Text: The thirty-three Chilean miners and some of their rescuers kicked off the CNN Heroes show on Saturday (November 20), the network's annual celebration of ordinary people who do good work to help out their neighbors.
The honorees ranged from Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow of Argyll, Scotland who started Mary's Meals which provides daily meals in school for over 400,000 children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe to Evans Wadongo of Nairobi Kenya who invented a solar power LED so poor villagers can utilize clean renewable and cheap power.
Last year's "Hero of the Year" Efren Penaflorida of Cavite City, Philippines, who helped start Dynamic Teen Company which helps education and provide services to the disadvantaged children in his hometown, said the award show is an important event.
"This CNN Heroes cause everyone that there is a here inside of us. Even ordinary people, everyday people never to ordinary to be a hero," said Penaflorida.
John Legend, who performed at the awards, said it was important to inspire others, "I think it illustrates what's possible. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be famous to give back and help in your community. It show's everyone around the world they can do it to."
Jon Bon Jovi said the awards were important to get others to educate others to help out, "the thing is often times people want to get involved, they just don't know always with whom or how. And a show like CNN Heroes spotlights it."
Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Gerard Butler, and LL Cool J were among the other stars who were on hand to honor those who have started groups or organization to make a difference and help their fellow men and women.
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