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Some of Alex Trebek’s Favorite Causes

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: TV personality Alex Trebek arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

We all grew to love Alex Trebek as the host of the hit game show Jeopardy!, but there was more to the man than many realize. Trebek was a big supporter of many causes and charities over the years. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019, Trebek began supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Trebek and his wife Jean also started the Trebek Family Foundation to support a list of charities, including the National Geographic Society and the American Film Institute.  Trebek also had a fondness for animals, particularly the musk ox. As “Herd Godfather,” Trebek supported the Musk Ox Development Corporation in Alaska.


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