Canon And The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children Commemorate 15Years Of Sponsorship

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The FINANCIAL — Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children held their Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament, January 11 and 12, in Las Vegas to celebrate their collaborative efforts to protect children, according to Canon.

 

The reception was emceed by Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston with special guest John Walsh, host of "America's Most Wanted;" actor Stephen Baldwin; Mark Steines, co-host of "Entertainment Tonight;" and additional celebrities dedicated to raising awareness about the worldwide issues of child abduction and exploitation. The entertainment for the night was performed by Don Felder, former lead guitarist of The Eagles. The two-day event was an amazing success raising over $400,000 dollars.

 

The Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament Sponsored by Canon U.S.A. helped NCMEC to raise awareness and funds for its programs. To date, Canon has helped NCMEC raise and invest more than $3 million through product, service and monetary donations.

Since 1997, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC have collaborated to educate the public about the growing issue of missing children. The Canon4Kids program, sponsored by Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, donates products to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, produces Public Service Announcements with missing children's photos, and educates parents about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.

As part of the Canon4Kids program, more than 2,000 pieces of donated Canon equipment  have been distributed to law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The program also includes the placement of public service announcements with photographs of missing children in newspapers and magazines across the country to help in the recovery process.

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