‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Pays Respect to Trebek with Cancer Charity Donation
Source: Jeopardy Productions Inc
Jeopardy! sensation, James Holzhauer, who won 32 games and amassed an astounding $2,462,216 in winnings, has paid tribute to host Alex Trebek with a special donation.
The era of James Holzhauer has come to an end. Join us as we look back on his best moments.
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) June 4, 2019
According to the Chicago Tribune, Holzhauer was asked by a Naperville, Illinois woman if he would be interested in joining her for a walk she was participating in to raise money for pancreatic cancer – the type of cancer Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with.
Holzauer unfortunately was unable to attend the Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Walk, but sent in a donation for $1,109.14 to the lady with a note reading, “For Alex Trebek and all other survivors.”
Just like his stint on the hit game show, the numbers Holzauer used in his donation were of significant importance – his daughter Natasha’s birthdate.
In March the Jeopardy! host revealed he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In May Trebek revealed he had been responding well to treatment and is in “near remission.”