'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'

Updated 2:52 PM ET, Tue April 21, 2015
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The top 10 CNN Heroes of the year pose on stage with their awards during the annual tribute show in New York. Kevin Mazur/WireImage for CNN
Pen Farthing, whose nonprofit reunites soldiers with the stray dogs they befriended in Afghanistan, was announced as the CNN Hero of the Year. The Hero of the Year, chosen by CNN's audience in an online vote, receives $100,000 to go with the $25,000 each Hero receives for making the top 10. Kevin Mazur/WireImage for CNN
CNN Hero Leela Hazzah, who is helping to save lions in Africa, holds up her award next to actress Christina Hendricks during the show. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
For the second straight year, the gala was held at the American Museum of Natural History.
Sheryl Crow performs "Wide River to Cross" with CNN Hero Arthur Bloom and his MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch speaks on stage during the show. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes gives his speech. His nonprofit Los Patojos, which translates to the Little Ones, has helped more than 1,000 children in Guatemala. The program offers free classes, tutoring and meals, as well as low-cost medical care. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
Television host Kelly Ripa was among the celebrity presenters. Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Comedian Kathy Griffin speaks on stage during the show. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
CNN Hero Elimelech Goldberg founded a program that provides free martial arts classes so kids with cancer can learn to control their pain and feel powerful. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
From left, CNN anchors Brooke Baldwin, Christine Romans, Don Lemon and Ashleigh Banfield take a selfie during the show. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes an appearance. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
Questlove, drummer for The Roots, introduces one of the CNN Heroes. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
Once again, CNN's Anderson Cooper hosted the event. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
CNN Hero Patricia Kelly teaches horseback riding and animal science to at-risk youths, offering them an alternative to the streets. Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Actor Taye Diggs introduces one of the top 10 Heroes. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN
Trisha Yearwood performs her latest song, "PrizeFighter." Kevin Mazur/WireImage for CNN
Actress Rosie Perez was another one of the celebrity presenters. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN