'Jeopardy' star James Holzhauer makes donation to local pancreatic cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name
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James Holzhauer, the recent "Jeopardy" champion who won a headline-making 32 games, made a donation to a local pancreatic cancer walk in the name of host Alex Trebek who is battling the same disease, The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

Ann Zediker, a resident of Holzhauer's native Naperville, Ill., asked him if he was interested in donating to the Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on July 14.

Holzhauer donated $1,109.14 — the numbers for the birthday of his daughter Natasha, who sent Trebek a homemade card — and left the following message on the donation website: “For Alex Trebek and all the other survivors.”

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"I want to express my thanks to your beautiful little daughter, Natasha, for having made this get well card for me," Trebek, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, told Holzhauer on the show. “That was very sweet of her."

Holzhauer, a professional gambler in Nevada, earned $2.4 million during his time on "Jeopardy" before his winning streak ended earlier this month. 

Trebek announced his diagnosis in March, vowing to beat the disease, which has a low survival rate, so he could continue hosting the show. 

The legendary quiz show host made the “mind-boggling” announcement in May that his cancer is "near remission."