TOP 10 CNN HERO DR. ROB GORE HONORED LIVE DURING "CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE"
On Sunday, CNN honored its Top 10 "Heroes" during a gala that was broadcast live from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Dr. Robert J. Gore -- an emergency physician at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and founder of KAVI ("Kings Against Violence Initiative") -- was among the Heroes recognized for their work to improve the quality of life for people in their communities.
Although he did not win "CNN Hero of the Year" (that honor went to Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong), Dr. Gore was celebrated with a video tribute, presented by actor Omari Hardwick, that highlighted the efforts of KAVI to heal the violence among inner-city youth.
"CNN Heroes" celebrates "everyday people changing the world," each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference. Top 10 CNN Hero nominees receive a $10,000 grant, while the "Hero of the Year" wins $100,000 toward their work.
KAVI, a Brooklyn-based non-profit founded by Dr. Gore in 2009, offers youth-focused intervention programs in schools, hospitals and the community that teach productive and safe alternatives to interpersonal violence.
Subaru is a proud supporter of CNN Heroes and will match funds if KAVI raises $50K by January 2, 2019. To donate, visit kavibrooklyn.org.