Connect with us


Inspired By Alex Trebek, Teen “Jeopardy!” Champion Raises $200,000 To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Last fall we brought you the story of Avi Gupta, a young Jeopardy! champion who won a whopping $100,000 on the trivia game show and then donated $10,000 of his winnings to cancer research.

A teenager from Oregon, Gupta made the donation to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute after learning that Alex Trebek, who he cites as his childhood hero, was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Trebek has been open about his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer and fans of the show and beyond have rallied around the long-serving host.

Now we’re delighted to update our previous story by reporting that Gupta hasn’t slowed down after his generous donation, in fact the Oregon teen has now raised an incredible $200,000 for cancer research by fundraising to add to his donation, telling Q13 Fox:

“I feel very excited that the campaign succeeded to this level. Beyond excited to share today that we’ve raised over $200,000 for pancreatic cancer, so that’s over 20 times increase over my initial donation.”

It’s wonderful to see that the long-running trivia show that celebrates knowledge, and its iconic host, have been able to inspire such generosity and activism in a new generation of thinkers.

Here’s wishing Trebek much-improved health and Gupta a long career of doing both the smart and the right thing.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Now

Like A Reverse Mr. Burns, Jimmy Carter’s Solar Panels Are Powering His Hometown

Celebs With Heart

NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman Likely Survived Fiery Crash Thanks To Safety Bar He Pushed For


Trash TV: Garbage Man Wows “American Idol” Judges


His School Told Him He Had To Cut His Dreadlocks To Graduate, So Ellen Cut Him A $20K Check Instead

Celebs With Heart

Seth MacFarlane, Friend Of Koalas, Donates $1M To Irwin Family Wildlife Hospital

Celebs With Heart

Scientists Discover A New Piece Of Our Immune Systems, Say It May Treat All Kinds Of Cancers


Kid With Dyslexia Uses “Superpower” To Make Rubik’s Cube Art Of John Cena And Now You Can See Him


Unlike Rose From “Titanic,” Leonardo DiCaprio Saves Man Treading Water In Open Ocean


Makin’ It Rain: Scientist Who Helped Create Women’s Cancer Drug Donates Entire Million-Dollar Earnings To Charity


Sia Hopped Down From Her Chandelier To Buy Groceries For Lucky Walmart Customers On Thanksgiving

Celebs With Heart

Boy Kicks Cancer’s Ass, Gets New Leg, And Starts Playing Football Again

Incredible Kids

Jon Bon Jovi Opened Two Restaurants That Let People Eat For Free If They’re Livin’ On A Prayer

Celebs With Heart

Love good news? Get it delivered straight to your inbox!

Sign up FREE!