"Danger!" Master James Holzhauer donated in honor of Alex Trebek a donation for a research walk to continue working on pancreatic cancer in his hometown. In May, he announced that he was in near-remission.
Holzhauer recently donated $ 1,109.14 to the Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in Naperville, Illinois, where he used to live. His donation was accompanied by the message "For Alex Trebek and all other survivors".
The amount – $ 1,109.14 – refers to the birthday of his daughter Natasha: November 9, 2014, according to the organizers.
Ann Zediker The Naperville-based player, who collects donations on July 1
He missed Ken Jennings' record of $ 56,484.
Hours before the episode aired, said Cedar She opened Woodcutter on Facebook, found what she believed was his email address, and invited him to join the walk.
"Because of James, there was really daily excitement and excitement," Zediker told NBC News on Thursday. "I thought it would be the perfect time to invite him."
Apart from Naperville, they also had something in common: both knew someone who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Cedic said she lost her father. Phil Pagano about the disease.
Days later, Zediker replied that Holzhauer had replied to her email. Zediker congratulated the hero of the hometown for his success and told him that he had the support of the community in which he has become a household name.
"It was so great to see his victory and see how he inspired children of all ages Naperville," including their three teenage children, said Zediker. "It brought the whole city together."
Holzhauer told her he could not take the walk but would donate.
"I never asked him for money," Zediker said. "Although it was an extremely generous donation."
The walk brings donations to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The non-profit organization devotes 100 percent of the donations to aggressive cancer research.
According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of major cancers, with 91 percent of patients dying within five years of diagnosis. It is the third most common cause of cancer death.