Who will be this year's top 10 CNN Heroes?

The Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2013 join Anderson Cooper on stage at last year's Tribute Show in New York.

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  • The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2014 will be revealed Thursday morning on CNN and CNN.com
  • They will be honored at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," which airs December 7
  • Who will be the Hero of the Year? You can cast your vote once the names are revealed
Ten everyday people will be recognized Thursday for their remarkable efforts to make the world a better place.
CNN's Anderson Cooper will reveal this year's Top 10 CNN Heroes during the 8 a.m. hour of "New Day."
All the Top 10 Heroes were nominated by CNN's global audience and profiled earlier this year on CNN. Each will receive $25,000 and be honored at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," a globally broadcast event that airs December 7.
One of the Top 10 will receive an additional $100,000 for their cause if the public chooses them as the CNN Hero of the Year.
Starting Thursday morning, you will be able to vote for your favorite Top 10 Hero at CNNHeroes.com. Voting ends November 16.
Last year's Hero of the Year was Chad Pregracke, who has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River and other American waterways. "The garbage got into the water one piece at a time," said Pregracke, whom some have called "the rivers' garbageman." "And that's the only way it's going to come out."
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Heroes Tribute: Chad Pregracke
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Since 1998, nearly 70,000 volunteers have helped Pregracke and his nonprofit remove nearly 8 million pounds of garbage from 23 rivers across the country. "I'll just keep on cleaning up America's rivers and loving every minute of it," said Pregracke when he accepted the award.
This is the eighth year CNN has conducted its annual search for CNN Heroes. In those years, the campaign has profiled more than 200 people on CNN and CNN.com.
This year's tribute show will again be held in New York and hosted by Cooper at the American Museum of Natural History.
Click here to see all the extraordinary Heroes who have been featured this year.