Over 40 celebrities from the world of entertainment attended the 14th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and fundraiser to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on Wednesday night January 9th.
Emcee for the gala event, which included a buffet style gourmet dinner, silent and live auction and entertainment provided by Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno, was award winning actor John O'Hurley with special guest John Walsh of America's Most Wanted.
Red carpet arrivals that showed up in support of the good cause included: actors Adrian Zmed, Christopher Rich, Danny Latham, Danny Masterson, Jeffrey Donovan, Joe Regalbuto, John O'Hurley, Minnie Foxx, Norvell Ji'Floyd, Paul Logan, Paula Trickey, Richard Burgi, Robert Hays, Stepfanie Kramer, Phillip Friedman and Todd Davis, BMX rider and TV personality Ricardo Laguna, legendary rockers Alice Cooper and Paul Shortino, and members of the band 'Fans of Jimmy Century', Comedian Bill Engvall, 'Rock of Ages' cast members Carrie St. Louis, Mark Shunock and Justin Mortelliti, 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' star Jacqueline Holland-Wright, Recycled Percussion, Chef Dominic Tedesco, the men of Chippendales and Thunder from Down Under, dancers from Fantasy, European super model Elina Bertoni, Dr, Gadget, impressionist Gordie Brown, violin virtuoso Lydia Ansel, singers Zowie Bowie (Chris Phillips), Jasmine Trias, Pia Zadora and Steve Lippia, Las Vegas Entertainment Ambassador Tony Sacca, singer/magician Ben Stone, Neil Diamond tribute artist Rob Garrett, Frank Sinatra tribute artist Peter Pavone, The Ink Spots, The Platters, comedy hypnotist Marc Savard, comedy magician Murray Sawchuck, his wife, Fantasy dancer Chloe Louise and sidekick, Doug "Lefty" Leferovich, The Property Brothers Johnathan and Drew Scott, Detective Joe Schillaci, national TV/radio host and correspondent Stacey Gualandi, motivational speaker Marilyn Sherman, 2012 Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen Ellie Smith, female impersonator Frank Marino and Robert DeNiro impersonator Robert Nash.
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 educates parents about maintaining updated photos of their children. In the years since its inception, the NCMEC has recovered over 180,000 children, proving that these efforts have had a remarkable impact.