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Canon U.S.A. And The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children Celebrate Their Partnership


11th Annual Fundraiser Reception and Celebrity Golf Tournament to be held in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Celebrating their continued commitment to protecting children, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) will hold the 11th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament, January 8th and 9th, in Las Vegas.

“Canon’s commitment to protecting children is fundamentally guided by our corporate philosophy, Kyosei – all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer, Canon U.S.A. “We are dedicated to helping protect children and bringing into focus the many ways digital cameras, printers and photos can play a key role in helping to locate missing children. To date, 477 children featured through Canon Public Service Announcements have been recovered.”

“Canon has been a loyal partner of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for more than a decade,” said Ernie Allen, NCMEC president and CEO. “By emphasizing the importance of photos in the search for missing children and putting those photos in front of millions of people, they help us offer hope to the families who are still searching and happiness to the families whose children are recovered.”

The 11th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament Sponsored by Canon
Each year, the Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament Sponsored by Canon U.S.A. helps NCMEC to raise awareness and funds for its programs to help find missing children and prevent the exploitation of children. To date, Canon has helped NCMEC raise and invest more than $5 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 photos, and educates parents about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.

As part of the Canon4Kids program, more than 1,892 pieces of donated Canon equipment (digital cameras, fax-phones, printers and scanners) 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.

In addition to the Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament Sponsored by Canon, Canon joins NCMEC at its Annual Hope Awards Benefit and Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C., to recognize law enforcement officials and others who have protected children.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since it was established by Congress in 1984, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour national missing children’s hotline which has handled more than 2,423,800 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 145,600 children. The organization’s CyberTipline has handled more than 766,790 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 29,891,580 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 or visit its web site at

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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of “100 Best Global Brands.” Canon is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all products. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office


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