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‘Jeopardy!' contestant Dhruv Gaur urges fans to donate to cancer research after heartfelt moment with Alex Trebek


Added 11-14-19 10:13:02pm EST - “Following his viral moment, "Jeopardy!" champion Dhruv Gaur called on fans to play along and donate to cancer research.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “‘Jeopardy!’ contestant Dhruv Gaur urges fans to donate to cancer research after heartfelt moment with Alex Trebek”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

While the latest “Jeopardy” Tournament of Champions might feature superstars James Holzauer and Emma Boettcher going head to head in the two-day final match, the most talked-about moment happened in the semifinals when Dhruv Gaur sacrifices his Final Jeopardy response to write a heartfelt message to host Alex Trebek.

“What is ‘We [heart] you, Alex!’?” Gaur wrote during Monday’s episode, leading to Trebek becoming clearly emotional during the remaining moments of Final Jeopardy.

On Thursday, Gaur appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and explained the motivation behind the thoughtful gesture.

“It was right after Alex had actually announced publicly that he was going to reenter chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer, and he had come back to the green room and talked to all of the contestants who were on the tournament and we could really tell that like it was tough for him,” Gaur, a Brown undergrad, said.

“So you know when I got up there, like, obviously I wasn’t going to win the game or anything,” he said. “So I was like, I could try to figure out the right answer or, you know, I could do something for this person who might need it right now.”

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