*CNN is hosting the fourth annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute ceremony this Thanksgiving. And as for the all-star line-up are none other than Ludacris, Muhammad Ali, Ricky Martin, Holly Robinson Pete, and Hill Harper.
The event will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Nov. 25 and will be hosted by anchor Anderson Cooper.
The panel of judges will review the top ten heroes of the year, which has been narrowed down from 100,000 candidates.
Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, emphasized that the annual program is intended to highlight people who have worked hard to give back to their communities and to society. “CNN Heroes has illustrated the best of humanity throughout the telling of stories of selfless acts of kindness, courage and perseverance,” Walton said, in a statement. “We are honored to bring these Heroes the recognition they so deserve. It is a program the entire CNN family is proud of and excited to share with our viewers on Thanksgiving night.
Each top ten will receive a $25,000 prize, but the hero of the year will be given $100,000.