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Teen Jeopardy! Champion donates $10K for cancer research to honor Alex Trebek

(OHSU Knight, Twitter)

CASPER, Wyo. — Avi Gupta is a 2019 “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament Champion.

The Portland native recently announced that he is donating $10,000 to the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute for pancreatic cancer treatment and detection research.

In a video statement on OHSU Knight’s Twitter, Gupta says that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is someone he has looked up to his whole life.

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“It was a dream come true earlier this year to finally join him on the Jeopardy! stage in the Jeopardy Teen Tournament,” Gupta says.

Trebek has been battling pancreatic cancer and recently issued a public service announcement on the disease.