A Teen “Jeopardy” Champ Raised Over $200,000 for Cancer Research in Honor of Alex Trebek
Ken Jennings was the biggest “Jeopardy” story of the week after he won the “Greatest of All Time” tournament. But this might be our FAVORITE “Jeopardy” story . . .
Back in June, a kid from Oregon named Avi Gupta won the “Teen Tournament,” and took home $100,000.
Then in November, he donated $10,000 of it to a hospital in Portland to help fund cancer research. Specifically pancreatic cancer in honor of Alex Trebek, who’s currently fighting it.
When he made the donation, he hoped it would inspire other people to pitch in. And it turns out that plan worked in a very big way.
This week, he revealed that in less than three months, random people have donated over 200 GRAND to the hospital’s pancreatic cancer center.
He says he’s excited that the campaign has been so successful, because Alex was one of his idols growing up.
(Portland Tribune / KGW)