“Jeopardy!” champion Avi Gupta is putting his money where his mouth is!
In October it was announced that “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek said his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer may cause the end of his run as host of the popular game show. Now, Columbia University first-year student took home $100,000 on the show this summer wanted to help fight the battle to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. Read on why Avi Gupta Donates $10K for Alex Trebek…
This #PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonth, join us in the fight to #EndCancer. Working with Alex on @Jeopardy was an honor, and I hope the #Jeopardy community will join me in honoring him. #InspiredBy https://t.co/ZOloI3vzwO
— Avi Gupta (@avigupta33) November 2, 2019
CelebNHealth247.com reports that “Jeopardy!” champion Avi Gupta announced in a video on Twitter last week that he would donate $10,000 to the Night Cancer Institute in honor of the venerable host Alex Trebek, who is battling pancreatic cancer.
Last month Alex Trebek, who is not afraid of dying spoke with CTV News on Friday, when he revealed that his chemotherapy treatment is causing sores in his mouth that are making it difficult for him to enunciate his speech.
I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving. But there will come a point when they (fans and producers) will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s OK.’
Gupta said in his post:
I am honored to be able to make this donation to the Knight Cancer Institute to support him and the millions of other people suffering from pancreatic cancer across the world.
Our goal with this campaign is to support research into pancreatic cancer awareness and early detection.
Get well soon Alex and stay strong and Stubborn!