'Jeopardy!' Champion James Holzhauer Donated For A Cancer Walk In Alex Trebek's Name

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June 20, 2019
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Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer who recently won 32 games and made $2.4 million, has donated money to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name.

Ann Zediker was watching the show and realized she shared a connection with James Holzhauer: they're both from Naperville (Holzhauer being a former civilian). Zediker deicded to invite him to the 2019 Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

decided she would reach out and invite him to the  on July 14.

"At the end of the day, I had nothing to lose. My heart told me it was the right thing to do." Zediker explained. 

Holzhauer wasn't able to make it, but he did send Zediker a donation for $1,109.14 with the message: "For Alex Trebek and all the other survivors."

The Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk is handled by the Lustgarten Foundation.