Alex Trebek died almost one full year ago today of pancreatic cancer. His wife, Jean, and children, Matthew and Emily, announced a new fund in his name to battle the deadly disease, on the first day of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
“I thought it would be a great idea to set up this fund through Stand Up To Cancer, and since he was all about the right answer, I think it’s very fitting that this fund is now established in his name. Hopefully it will benefit thousands and thousands of people,” his wife, Jean Trebek said.
“I hope that all the fans of Jeopardy! and the community will really lean in and show support for my dad,” Emily followed. “They shows so much support for my dad when he was going through his treatments, so I hope they stand up with this great organization.”