This kid is a total stud
Gupta, 18, wrote out a $10,314 donation check to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute.
“This is in honor of 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek, a man who's been a role model for me my whole life,” said Gupta, referring to Trebek’s battle with pancreatic cancer.
Last June, the Catlin Gable grad and Columbia University freshman, won the 'Jeopardy' Teen Tournament and the $100,000 grand prize. Money for his donation came from part of his winnings.
“I hope it makes a difference,” said Gupta.
While Trebek battles pancreatic cancer, countless others are fighting for their lives. Gupta hopes his donation—a nod to the mathematical constant, Pi—will promote research for early detection.
“Everyone knows someone or has been affected by cancer in some way,” said Gupta. “I believe scientists are winning the fight against cancer, we just need to help them to do more.”