The top 10 CNN Heroes of the year were honored December 2 during a star-studded gala at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. See how the night unfolded, from the red carpet arrivals to the much-anticipated announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year.
Blog curated by Steve Krakauer, Kyle Almond and Dorrine Mendoza, with help from JD Cargill on the red carpet.
From Bill Dunmire, on Top Ten Hero Leo McCarthy, Most people not from Butte think "butte tough" is a term made up by alot of wannabe rocky balboa's, but nothing could be farther from the truth. "BUTTTE TOUGH" is about being able to fight through all kinds of adversity that life may throw at you and staring it straight in the eye and say "not today". Leo Mccarthy is the toughest Butte guy i know. And thanks to him our comunity is a safer place to live in. Tonite the world will find out what "BUTTE TOUGH" is. Best of luck my friend you are a true heroBrian LaDueDec 2, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Gruesome reports of violence, inadequate health care and substandard living conditions have painted a picture of horror and hopelessness in Haiti.
See the full story from CNN's Allie Torgan
In memory of his daughter who was killed by a drunken driver in 2007, CNN Hero Leo McCarthy started Mariah's Challenge.
The nonprofit gives college scholarships to teenagers who pledge not to drink while they're underage. Nearly $150,000 in scholarship money has been awarded.