Teen winner on “Jeopardy!” donates part of his winnings to cancer research, honoring Alex Trebek


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(WTVO) — A participant who won the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament in 2019 is donating some of his winnings to cancer research.

He’s doing so in honor of game show host Alex Trebek.

WCVB 5 reported that Avi Gupta, the winner, wrote a check to Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute for $10,314.

Gupta won $100,000 on the show that aired in June.

He’s an Oregon native that is now studying at Columbia University.

WCVB said that the $314 was donated in addition to the $10,000 Gupta donated.

Trebek stated in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and the survival rate is typically only 9%.

The news that he may be beating the odds left Trebek emotional.

Gupta isn’t the only “Jeopardy!” contestant that has donated to cancer research in honor of Trebek, WCVB reported.

The participant who who won 32 straight games and earned a total of $2,462,216, James Holzhauer, donated a part of his winnings to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk.


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