Canon USA & The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children - Note 17 Years Of Helping To Recover Missing Children

 

John Walsh, Co-Founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Chidren updated guests on the work of the organization * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

 

The kids are what matter for Canon USA. The company knows how to entertain and appreciate their customers and they do it every year during CES® week in Las Vegas, but the emphasis of their lavish and lovely event is the support they provide to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

 

As one of the leaders in digital imaging solutions, Canon USA helps to make sure that the images of those children are out there so that the kids can be reunited with the loving families who are searching for them.

 

Many guests purchased one of the adorable bears to take home as an additional way of supporting the work of NCMEC * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

  

Magician Tommy Wind and his wife Stacy brought one of those cute Bears to take home * Photo by Burt Davis

 

 

Guests could purchase a raffle ticket in hopes of winning a fabuloulous vacation * Photo by Burt Davis

 

 

The 17th annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception on January 7, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Bellagio included live and silent auctions to raise money for the center.

 

Photo by Burt Davis

 

As the celebrities lined up for the Red Carpet greetings and photos, guests enjoyed a variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres * Photo by Burt Davis

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Murray The Celebrity Magician brought his new assistant April Leopardi Annenberg and his trusted friend and fellow performer Doug "Lefty" Leferovich *Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

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JoLae Brandt, Entertainer Michael Shapiro of Reckless in Vegas, Laura Wagner, and Comedian Lenny Windsor * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

Jeffrey Molitz and entertainer Vanessa LeGrand * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

Sports Great Nat Moore and entertainer Minnie Foxx * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

Photo by Burt Davis

  

Photo by Burt Davis

 

L.J.Harness and Tiffani Foote * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

Nelson Sardelli and Lorraine Thompson * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

The Property Brothers and Reporter Dianne Davis * Photo by Burt Davis

 

Jabbawockkeez * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

Entertainer Chadwick Johnson and Commedianne Kathleen Dunbar * Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

  

 

 

The buffet multiple stations meant no long wait to enjoy the beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian selections

 

How do you top that? Baklava, ice cream sundaes, and other dessert goodies. And did we mention the open bars

 

Frankie Moreno provided spirited entertainment * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

The audience loved Frankie Moreno * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Martin Gover, John Walsh, and Jackie Baskow * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Todd Newton and Miss Nevada Jennifer Lier hosted the Red Carpet * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Raiding The Rock Vault * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Doc Phineas *Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Retired professional heavyweight fighter Gerry Cooney * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Chris Rich * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

 

Joe Regalbuto Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Paul Logan * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Kevin Sorbo * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Entertainers Lyssa Baker and Adrian Zmed * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Willie Gault * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Paula Trickey * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Richard Burgi * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Robert Hays * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Ryan Capel and Roger Clemens Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

 

Danny Masterson * Photo by Ira Kuzma

Marcus Collins of the Las Vegas Tenors * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Pia Zadora * Photo by Ira Kuzma

Heath & Mollie Harmison Photo by Ira Kuzma

From Absinthe The Gazillionaire and Melodie Sweets Photo by Ira Kuzma

Tony Sacca and Kathryn Arianoff * Photo by Ira Kuzma

The guys from Thunder from Down Under * Photo by Ira Kuzma

John Payne * Photo by Ira Kuzma

Zowie Bowie * Photo by Ira Kuzma

Lydia Ansel * Photo by Ira Kuzma

Tim Molyneux * Photo by Ira Kuzma

 

Photo by Burt Davis

  Sports Celebrity Nat Moore expressed the feelings of those present as he described the  reason all should support the cause. 

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This year’s Canon Customer Appreciation Reception, emceed by Richard Burgi, featured several special guests including John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC and host of CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh,” and Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of the television show Property Brothers, actor Tom Welling, and baseball legend Roger Clemens.

The event was followed the next morning by the Canon sponsored and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament in Las Vegas. Bringing together sponsors and supporters, the two-day event recognized the collective efforts to raise funds and raise awareness for child safety

The event helped NCMEC to raise $390,400 which will support NCMEC’s mission of bringing missing children home. “Each year we enjoy partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to celebrate the efforts made to help reconnect missing children with their families and loved ones,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon’s involvement with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has been very rewarding and we look forward to continued success in raising awareness about safety and prevention.”

Chadwick Johnson and Brittney Shae Cobb

Video courtesy Las Vegas Round The Clock

Video courtesy Las Vegas Round The Clock“A photo is one of the most critical tools for law enforcement in the search for a missing child and Canon’s partnership has been essential to our efforts to reach families with that message,” said John Clark, president and CEO, NCMEC. “NCMEC celebrated its 31st anniversary last year and in that time it has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 211,000 missing children. That success wouldn’t be possible without partners like Canon and we are grateful for their continued support.”

Since 1997, 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 products to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, and educates parents about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their kids.

 

To date, Canon has donated more than 2,500 pieces of digital photographic and imaging technology equipment to assist law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in the recovery of missing children.

For more information about the Canon4Kidsprogram, visit usa.canon.com/Canon4Kids. Canon USA is a major participant in the annual CES® event in Las Vegas.

Appreciation, support, information, and a good time. Bravo to all of those involved in the 17th annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception.

Canon USA Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets.

To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow Canon on Twitter @CanonUSA.

Pia Zadora

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®The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST®(1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 211,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation.

Since it was created in 1998, more than 5.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 147 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. To learn more about NCMEC, visit Missing Kids Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.

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