Jeopardy! Champion James Holzhauer Donates a Part of His Winnings to Cancer Research

James Holzhauer –Jeopardy! Champion, has recently donated a part of his winning to cancer research in honor of the show’s host Alex Trebek, after Alex was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

James Holzhauer, a champion at the famous show “Jeopardy!” went forward with donating a part of his winnings for cancer research. After James –who has been a long-standing champion at Jeopardy!, was capable of collecting as much as $2,462,216 from a series of 32 straight games on the show. Given his huge collection, the 34-year-old champion thought of donating a part of the collection to charity in honor of the host of the Jeopardy! show “Alex Trebek.”

Alex Trebek and His Diagnosis

Alex Trebek is the 78-year-old host of the show “Jeopardy!” and has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Holzhauer pledged that he would be donating as much as $1,109,14 to the Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, 2019 in Naperville, Illinois. The donation amount with be spent on cancer research with respect to Alex’s condition and other patients as well.

Raising Money for Cancer Research

Ann Zediker –the host responsible for raising money for cancer research for fighting pancreatic cancer, had reached out to James to ask him to attend the upcoming event on 14th July. The cause of raising money for cancer awareness and research is quite close to James’ heart as he had lost his father to pancreatic cancer in 2010. While James could not attend the event on 14th July, he declared that he would donate the amount for cancer research.

In a recent interview, James stated that he had no explicit expectations on his end. He was just thrilled that he was able to respond to the request. He knew of Alex’s story, and it had a great impact on him. The impact was just like any other family member would have for someone having pancreatic cancer in the family.

Alex –the host at Jeopardy! Game show had revealed that he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in March this year. While pancreatic cancer tends to have just 9 percent of survival rate in most of the patients, Alex told in an interview that in May, he was on his remission after his body was responding well to chemotherapy.

After the donation, Holzhauer is all set to return to Jeopardy! for its 36th season for the edition of Tournament of Champions.

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