2 physicians named among CNN’s top 10 ‘heroes’

CNN released names Nov. 1 of 10 "heroes" who have changed the world in 2018.

Each of the 10 heroes will receive a $10,000 cash prize. One of the selected individuals will be named the "CNN Hero of the Year" and receive an additional $10,000 for their cause. The Hero of the Year award winner will be revealed during a Dec. 9 broadcast.

Here are the two physicians named among the "Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2018":

1. Rob Gore, MD,: An emergency physician at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Gore started Kings Against Violence Initiative in 2009, which provides anti-violence programs at the hospital, schools and in the broader community, serving more than 250 young people.

2. Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong: While doing rounds at hospitals throughout Lima, Peru, as part of his medical training, Dr. Pun-Chong noticed many families who sought treatment for their children were impoverished and traveled long distances to obtain treatment. He created his nonprofit Inspira in 2008 to provide patients and their families with free housing, meals and support. The organization has since helped more than 900 families from across the nation.

To learn more about the 10 individuals, click here.

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