National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(NCMEC)
2010 Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraiser
Bringing Missing Children Home
Statistics show that the first three hours are the most important in finding a missing child. The faster photographs and information can be distributed to law enforcement agencies, the greater the chance for recovery.
A photo can often be the most valuable tool when a child is missing. Canon's digital cameras, scanners, photo printers, and other products are helping NCMEC and law enforcement quickly distribute photographs of missing children.
Canon is helping NCMEC bring missing children home in many ways, including:
- Raising more than $3.5 million for child recovery programs through its annual & NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament. This year's event was held on January 8-9, 2010 in Las Vegas.
- Creating of public service advertisements with the photos of missing children for national newspapers and magazines.
- Donations of digital cameras, scanners and printers to law enforcement to help quickly disseminate photos and information nationwide to locate missing children.
- Sponsorship of NCMEC's annual Hope Awards Benefit and Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C., to commemorate National Missing Children's Day and recognize law enforcement officials and others who have contributed to the recovery of missing children.
Stuffed bears sold at Canon fundraisers for NCMEC