Actress Eva Mendes arrives at the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year ceremony Saturday night Nov. 21, 2009 in Hollywood, CA. The CNN Hero of the Year was introduced by Mendes, among the many stars who took the stage to introduce the 10 honorees. The show airs November 26 at 9 p.m. ET
Meet the HEROES here. Carrie Underwood, Maxwell and Leona Lewis will perform.