Director Leela Hazzah nominated as 2014 CNN Hero

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“I’m thrilled and honored to be recognized with so many other amazing and inspiring individuals around the world.  This nomination recognizes the entire Lion Guardians community, whose courage, dedication and support is conserving lions and preserving cultures every day. We should all feel proud and honored.”  – Dr Leela Hazzah, 2014 CNN Hero

CNN Heroes is a year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. All CNN Heroes are selected from viewer nominations submitted at Last year, more than 10,000 nominations were received from around the world.

At Lion Guardians, we are extremely proud that Lion Guardians director, Leela Hazzah, has been nominated as a 2014 CNN Hero. In the fall, the 2014 Top 10 CNN Heroes will be announced. From the Top 10, viewers select the CNN Hero of the Year via online voting. We all have our fingers and toes crossed that Leela makes it to the Top 10 and then we will be counting on all of you to help make her the 2014 CNN Hero!

Each week, a CNN Hero is profiled on the global networks of CNN and on And this week, it is Leela’s turn. Her profile will be aired on the following networks and times (in US EST). Click here to view it online.

FRIDAY (7/25)
CNN: 11a, 3p
HLN: 6a, 12p, 1p

CNN: 10a, 3p
HLN: 8a, 12p

SUNDAY (7/27)
CNN: 4p

MONDAY (7/28)
CNN: 10p (1a re-air)
CNNEE: 7p (**not a sponsorship**)

Please tune in and let us know your thoughts.

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