Scottie Andrew, CNN
Published Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:34PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:52PM EST
Alex, he’ll take “charity” for $10,000.
Avi Gupta crushed a teen “Jeopardy!” match this summer time, taking residence US$100,000, and he is donating a few of his winnings to cancer research in honor of his new buddy Alex Trebek.
In time for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the 18-year-old donated greater than US$10,000 for pancreatic cancer research on the Knight Cancer Institute in Oregon.
Gupta’s donation will even promote early detection of pancreatic cancer — one thing Trebek himself advocated for in an October PSA. The legendary host introduced his stage four pancreatic cancer prognosis in March.
In a Twitter clip, the Columbia University freshman mentioned he was impressed to give by Trebek, who hosted the June match he conquered and is “someone I looked up to my whole life.”
Ever the brainiac, Gupta sneaked a math reference into his reward: US$10,314. Those final three digits are a reference to pi, a quantity he instructed CNN affiliate KATU represents his “lifelong love of learning and math and science” that ultimately led to his “Jeopardy!” win.
Trebek resumed chemotherapy therapies in September, however he is nonetheless internet hosting the “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions” airing this week.
He’s appeared on the present for 35 years. In October, Trebek mentioned he’ll proceed to host it so long as his “skills do not diminish,” although he might give up if his situation worsens.