Global Soap Project Founder, Derreck Kayongo Named CNN Heroes Top 10 Finalist!

Posted September 23, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 4,003 views


Top 10 CNN Heroes ~ For the 5th year, CNN has asked its viewers for nominations for their everyday “heroes” – people that make a difference in the world. This year, one of our supporters, Jack Harvey, from Knoxville, TN nominated Global Soap Project founder Derreck Kayongo for the award.

When his profile aired in June, we were inundated with emails, phone calls and LOTS OF SOAP from hotels all over the country, all in support of our mission to improve global health. This morning CNN named Derreck as a Top 10 Finalist for the 2011 CNN Hero Award!

The winner of the award will be voted on by you, the public, and will receive $250,000 to further their cause. A live tribute show, hosted by Anderson Cooper at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, will culminate in the announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year on December 11th.

You can help Derreck win!

Visit the CNN Heroes page now and vote for Derreck! You can vote up to 10 times a day – this is a campaign we can all get behind. Thanks again for your support!

Voting continues until Wednesday, December 7, 2011 (11:59pm PT). The CNN Hero of the Year will be revealed Sunday, Dec. 11 during “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” (8pmET/5pmPT).

Visit the Global Soap Project Website to learn more about this noble effort:

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