|[January 11, 2013]
Canon U.S.A. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Recognize Efforts to Keep America's Children Safe
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, hosted the
annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf
Tournament. The event, held Jan. 9 and 10 in Las Vegas,
brought together sponsors and supporters to celebrate the collaborative
efforts made to protect children throughout the year.
This year's reception was emceed by actor John O'Hurley and featured
many special guests and celebrities including John Walsh, Danny
Masterson, Alice Cooper and Kevin Sorbo. The 2013 event helped NCMEC
raise over $427,000, making it one of the most successful
fundraising efforts throughout Canon's 16 years of sponsorship.
"We look forward to continuing the strong partnership we have forged
with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (News - Alert) well into the
future," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. "There is
nothing more rewarding than knowing our involvement with NCMEC helps
contribute to the return of more and more missing children to their
families each year."
"Canon has been an invaluable partner of the National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children. The company has adopted our mission of child
safety and made it their own," said John Ryan, NCMEC CEO. "I believe
that the work we are doing together is helping families and saving
Each year, the Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity
Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon U.S.A. not only assists NCMEC with
fundraising efforts, but also helps to raise awareness about the issues
of missing and exploited cildren. Canon has proudly provided NCMEC with
more than $5 million worth of support through donated products, services
Together, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC created the Canon4Kids program.
The Canon-sponsored program works to educate the public about child
safety and missing children. Canon4Kids has donated over
2,000 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.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011†
and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012.
In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award
for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories
for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two
years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer
service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A.
is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A.,
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About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization established in 1984. Designated 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 which has handled more than
3,670,000 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more
than 180,000 children. The organization's CyberTipline has handled more
than 1,714,500 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim
Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 79,018,400
child pornography images and videos. The organization works in
cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, call its
toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or visit
its web site at www.missingkids.com.
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and
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