National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to Honor Leaders in the Fight to Protect Children at Annual Hope Awards
Honorees include Bryan Cranston and his wife, Robin Dearden; Jaycee Dugard and family; and Steve Largent and CTIA
What: At the 11th annual Hope Awards gala, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the fight to protect children from victimization. The awards are presented each May in honor of National Missing Children’s Day (May 25).
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
Cranston and his wife, Dearden have been long-time supporters of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Cranston is also an award-winning actor, currently starring as Walter White in the Sony/AMC hit series, "Breaking Bad."
Jaycee Dugard and family
In 2009, Dugard was reunited with her family after being abducted 18 years before and surviving years of abuse at the hands of her abductors.Dugard has created the JAYC Foundation to provide support to families who have experienced abduction or other traumatic events.
Steve Largent and CTIA-The Wireless Association
Largent has served as president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association® since 2003. Under his leadership, CTIA helped advance the AMBER Alert program with the creation of Wireless AMBER Alerts™ and the transition to Wireless Emergency Alerts. Largent is also a former congressman from the state of Oklahoma and was a record-setting wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks for 14 years.
Media will have access to the award presentations and an opportunity to speak with some of the honorees and special guests prior to the event. Participants in this media availability include:
- Actors Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden.
- CTIA president and CEO Steve Largent.
- NCMEC CEO John Ryan.
- NCMEC co-founder John Walsh.
- Actor Tim Kang, of CBS’ “The Mentalist.”
- Actor Richard Burgi.
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Media Availability:ÃÂ 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. Eastern Time
Award Presentations: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Media who are attending should RSVP by May 6 to media@NCMEC.org or call 703-837-6111.