Note: This is a past article from February 08, 2012
You can find the current Las Vegas Society News article HERE
TWO BIG EVENTS, WHAT A NIGHT!
13th ANNUAL CANON CUSTOMER APPRECIATION RECEPTION
By Dr. Adele
13th Annual Canon U.S. A. Customer Appreciation Star-Studded
Reception was held Thursday, January 12 at the
BELLAGIO’s Grand Ballroom. Elegantly dressed guests of the evening
event enjoyed fine cuisine, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and
scores of celebrities.
This event, was
sponsored by Canon U.S.A. Inc. and produced by John W. Arnos Sr., Canon U.S.A.
and Jaki Baskow, Baskow & Associates and benefited the
National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that
provides services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of
abducted, endangered or sexually exploited children. Although this was
the 13th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception, Canon has been
affiliated with NCMEC for 15 years.
Reve’ Walsh, whose son Adam was abducted and murdered, helped pass the Missing
Children’s Assistance Act of 1984 which created the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children. NCMEC now serves as the national
clearinghouse for information on missing children and the prevention of child
Canon 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 helps law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about
missing children, produces PSAs with missing children photos, and educates
parents about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.
To date, NCMEC has helped to recover more than 169,840 children, plus educating
thousands of parents and children on how to be safe.
The event started with a Celebrity Red Carpet with Magician,
Murray Sawchuck introducing and
Guests enjoyed a Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction and
Dinner. After dinner, a live auction with auctioneer
extraordinaire, Christian Kolbert brought in a large amount of much needed
M.C for the event was Emmy-award winning actor, Bryan
Cranston who introduced special guest, John Walsh (America’s Most Wanted), John
W. Arnos and Mark Steines (Co-anchor Entertainment
Tonight) who spoke about missing and exploited children and the organization’s
work and successes.
Afterwards, Bryan Cranston introduced each celebrity as he
called them onstage, The large stage was filled to
capacity with an amazing amount of celebrities.
Some of the many celebrites who
attended are featured below: Stephen Baldwin, Kurt Bevocqua, Robert Hays, Dave Dettman aka “Dr. Gadget” Jeffrey Donovan, Alice Cooper and
son Dash, Rick Faugno, Paul Logan, Zowie Bowie (Chris Phillips) Danny Masterson, Mary Wilson
(Supremes) Lou Ragland,(The Ink Spots), Nat Moore, Bobbie Brookes, The Platters,
Paula Trickey, Joe Regalbuto and Chris Rich.
on right, Robert Hays
Bobby Brooks and friends
Zowie Bowie and friend
Bryan Cranston and wife
Stephen Baldwin with Dr. Adele Zorn
for the evening was Don Felder, world renowned musician who was one of the five
members and former lead guitarist of the rock group THE EAGLES, for 27 years.
Don Felder recently wrote his autobiography “Heaven and Hell”
about his life with the EAGLES.
raise awareness of issues related to locating missing children, Canon U.S.A.
also sponsored a Celebrity Golf Tournament at TCP in
Summerlin the following day to benefit NCMEC. The two day events raised over $400,000.
PERFORMANCE BY CHICAGO – Monster Cable Event
night, after I left the CANON event, I continued on to PARIS Las Vegas to a
performance called ‘A Celebration of Real Music’ by the group CHICAGO sponsored
by MONSTER CABLE. They were great!
CHICAGO, the rock’n roll band with horns was formed
in 1967 when seven college students started playing together in Chicago.
33 albums, 21 top-ten hits and hundreds of accolades later, CHICAGO
remains on of the most popular and successful American rock bands of all time.
(They will be appearing at LVH (formerly the Hilton) in March).
CHICAGO show, I was invited by some A-list friends of mine from California to
post -concert parties, The Monster Jam After-Party and another VIP party.
There, I had an opportunity to go one-on-one with some of the CHICAGO
original group performers. One was with the fabulous Drummer, Tris Imboden.
Drummer, Tris Imboden with Dr. Adele Zorn
night! Canon party at BELLAGIO started at 6 p.m. and I left the PARIS party at
3:30 a.m. while parties were still going on. Wow! I am exhausted from all these
events, but I keep on going, like the Energizer Bunny, to give my readers all
this exiting info.