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Canon's Vegas Fundraiser Helps National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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For the 15th consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. held a fundraising reception with a red carpet and celebrity golf tournament to aid the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). This is the company’s way to help raise awareness of issues related to locating missing children and it happens during the annual CES convention in Las Vegas.

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The 15th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception held silent and live auctions to raise money at the Bellagio Hotel on Jan. 8, 2014, with a golf tournament following the next day.

Every year a plethora of celebrities walk the red carpet and contribute their time for the cause. “American’s Most Wanted” television personality John Walsh was most talked about because he wasn’t recognized with his new beard. Others in attendance included Richard Burgi and wife Lori Kahn, Kevin Sorbo and Sam Jenkins, Miami Dolphin Nat Moore, Bill Engval and wife Gail, plus many, many more.

Since 1998, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC have collaborated to educate the public about the growing issue of child abduction. The Canon4Kids program, a partnership between Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, donates product to help law enforcement disseminate photos and information about missing children, produces PSAs with missing children photos, and informs parents about the importance of updating photos of their children. More than 700 children featured in Canon4Kids PSAs have been recovered and more than are 2,000 children reported missing every day.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. NCMEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1984 by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and exploited children. The organization operates the toll-free 24-hour national missing children's hotline.