Alex Trebek appears on "Good Morning America", May 1, 2019.
Zediker told the Chicago Tribune she became a huge fan of Holzhauer's after she saw a very special moment on "Jeopardy!" when Trebek thanked Holzhauer's daughter for making a card for him.
According to USA Today, Holzhauer donated $1,109.14, which is a reference to his daughter's birthday, November 9, 2014. "I want to express my thanks to your lovely little daughter, Natasha, for having made this get well card for me", Trebek told Holzhauer.
The 'Jeopardy!' superstar who earned over $2.4 million as a contestant on the show has donated a portion of his winnings to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name. But then it dawned on her - the number represented his daughter Natasha's birthday. Organizer Ann Zediker said she knew of Holzhauer's connections to the cause and the location, and had reached out asking him to participate. "I was just thrilled that he responded".
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Holzhauer reportedly got back to her and said, unfortunately, he wouldn't be able to make the walk, but he would make a donation.
Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates and is a challenging disease to overcome.
More recently, Trebek said that his treatment has been going well and that he is "near remission".
Holzhauer's winning streak on the show came to an end in his 33rd appearance, but he finished only $58,484 short of Ken Jennings' winnings record, which took 74 appearances to amass.