Canon U.S.A., The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The New York Yankees Team up to Help Protect Children

  Canon U.S.A., The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The
  New York Yankees Team up to Help Protect Children

Canon Promotional Night at Yankee Stadium Educates Fans about Keeping Children
  Safe and the Power of Using Digital Photos to Help Locate Missing Children

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- June 25, 2013

For the 10^th consecutive year, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital
imaging solutions, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
(NCMEC) and the New York Yankees are teaming up on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, for
Canon’s annual promotional night at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees will
be taking on the Texas Rangers, and during a pre-game ceremony, Canon and
NCMEC will celebrate their continued efforts to help keep children safe and
bring missing children home.

The pre-game ceremony will take place on the field at 6:45 p.m., where Eliott
Peck, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies &
Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., will present John Walsh, co-founder of
NCMEC, with a check that represents the cumulative total of monetary and
product donations Canon assisted in raising in 2013. Additionally, the first
18,000 fans who enter the stadium will be given Canon and Yankees branded
baseball hats.

“It is important for the public to be educated about child safety and how
updated digital photos play a large role in increasing the likelihood of
recovering missing children,” said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A.
“We have been working with the National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children for 16 years and are honored to be able to celebrate our successes
with the New York Yankees for the last decade.”

The long-standing partnership between Canon and NCMEC has helped to educate
the public about the issue of missing and exploited children. The Canon4Kids
program seeks to raise public awareness about the role photographs play in the
recovery of missing children. As part of the Canon4Kids program, Canon has
donated more than 2,200 pieces of equipment - including digital cameras, fax
machines, printers and scanners - which have been distributed to law
enforcement agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. The Canon4Kids
program also distributes photos of missing children through public service
announcements and 862 of the children featured over the years have been
recovered through this or other efforts. More information about the Canon4Kids
program can be found at

“Canon has been a dedicated partner of the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children for 16 years, providing its financial support, technology
and time,” said John Ryan, president and CEO of NCMEC.“I know that Canon’s
commitment to child safety has helped save lives and reunite families, and I
look forward to many more years of working together.”

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 $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the 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., sign up
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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 3,762,000 calls. It has assisted law
enforcement in the recovery of more than 185,000 children. The organization’s
CyberTipline has handled more than 1,916,000reports of child sexual
exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and
analyzed more than 89,422,000 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 Follow NCMEC on Twitter
(@MissingKids) and like NCMEC on Facebook (

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

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.


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