Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Raises Over $200,000 for Cancer Research in Alex Trebek’s Name

“Jeopardy!” teen champion Avi Gupta has raised over $200,000 for cancer research in honor of show host Alex Trebek, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year. 

In November, Gupta donated $10,000 of his “Jeopardy!” winnings to the Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute. On Thursday, the 18-year-old Columbia University student announced that a social media campaign he started had raised even more money for the institute.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute thanked Gupta for his efforts and posted a photo of him and its director, Dr. Sadik Esener, on Facebook. 

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