LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) James Holzhauer, the man who held “Jeopardy!” hostage as a long-term champion with 32 straight wins and a near-record total win of $2.4 million, has donated a portion of his winnings to a pancreatic cancer walk near Chicago.
Holzhauer donated in the name of “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek says he is in remission.
Holzhauer was inspired by a resident of his former hometown who saw him on the show and decided to invite him to the 2018 Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on July 14, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Holzhauer could not attend by sent a donation for $1,109.14 with the note, “For Alex Trebek and all the other survivors.”
The amount represents Holzhauer’s daughter’s birthday. The walk is organized by the Lustgarten Foundation, the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research.