In April 2016, CNN named our founder, Harry Swimmer, a CNN Hero!  

CNN selects 25 heroes from thousands of nominations, honoring individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities.  To view the segment on Harry, visit  CNN will continue to showcase all 2016 CNN Heroes at the CNN Heroes website, culminating in a viewer poll of the designated top ten.

About CNN Heroes
CNN Heroes is a year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. This year marks the tenth anniversary for CNN’s Heroes program; to date, CNN has received more than 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries, and has profiled more than 200 heroes who work in 80 countries, and help hundreds of thousands of people. Twenty-five CNN heroes will be named for 2016. For more information, visit or find CNN Heroes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

CNN is rebroadcasting video introductions to the story at the following times/channels in August 2016:

Thursday 8/18/16

HLN: 8pm (2am re-air), CNN: 11pm

Friday 8/19/16

CNN: 8am, 11am, HLN: 6am, 9am, 1pm, 2pm

Saturday 8/20/16

CNN: 10am, 3pm, 5pm

Sunday 8/21/16

CNN: 4pm, HLN: 7am, 10am

Monday 8/22/16

CNN: 3pm,CNNEE: 5pm