'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.”


"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."