And he did that in Alex Trebek's name.
So it happened : In the final episode of the contestant, Trebek praised Holzhauer's daughter for a handmade card. "I want to thank my lovely little daughter, Natasha, for giving me this recovery card," Trebek said at the beginning of the show. "That was very sweet of her."
Holzhauer told her he could not attend the event. However, he sent her a donation for $ 1,109.14. Holzhauer wrote the message: "For Alex Trebek and all other survivors."
At first cedar was confused by the dollar amount. But then it dawned on her – the number represented the birthday of his daughter Natasha.
"There was no expectation at my end," she told CNN. "I was just thrilled that he responded, knowing that Alex's story has an impact on him, just as it affects everyone working with a family member who suffers from pancreatic cancer."
The walk is organized by The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private sponsor of pancreatic cancer research. Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates and is an extremely difficult to overcome disease.