亚历克斯·特雷贝克(Alex Trebek)支持多种原因. 这些是他的最爱

超过三十年, 观众开始认识Alex Trebek,这是热门电视游戏节目的面孔 “危险!” 但是,对于Trebek而言,鲜为人知的是他的慈善事业. The beloved host devoted a lot of time and money to a number of causes, from health care to hairy beasts.

Pancreatic cancer

Two months after Trebek was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2019, he moved the crowd at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride Los Angeles walk.
What we have heard from today’s speakers is that there is always hope,” Trebek said from the podium. He had plenty of hope and support — 一些 200 家庭成员, 朋友们, and coworkers joined him, 和 “Team Alexquickly became one of the event’s top fundraising teams.
    Many fans and former contestants also stepped up to support Trebek. Among them were “危险!” champions James Holzhauer and Steven Grade, who encouraged viewers to donate to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research, the largest private funder of such research.

    The Trebek Family Foundation

    在 2011, Trebek and his wife, 吉恩, formed a private foundation, the Trebek Family Foundation, to accommodate the ever-growing number of requests from charities.
    Once you form a charitable foundation it becomes easier to give,” 特雷贝克 told the Washingtonian the following year. “It’s brought about a nice change.
    Below are just a few of Trebek’s favorite interests he supported over the years with his time, checkbook, 或两者.

    Geography

    Trebek had a lifelong passion for geography. He said he learned the subject studying atlases and geography books for fun, and even looked forward to medical appointments so he could read National Geographic in the waiting room.
    In addition to his “危险!” hosting duties, Trebek also moderated the National Geographic Bee for 25 年份. National Geographic Society, the nonprofit behind the contest, credited Trebek with making it a prominent national broadcast.
    He’s been a great spokesperson in terms of knowing about our world and inspiring others to care about it,” said Mary Lee Elden, then the executive director of geography competitions, before Trebek’s last bee in 2013.
    特雷贝克, who grew up in Ontario, also supported The Royal Canadian Geographic Society and its youth contest, the Canadian Geographic Challenge, which he helped launch.
    I love working with young people, and seeing how bright these young geographers are,” he told the RCGS. “All events are geographic. They affect us directly.
    Trebek was an RCGS Fellow and Gold Medal recipient. 在 2016, the nonprofit named him Honorary President, and a few years later renamed its prestigious geographic literacy award after him.
    Alex has done so much for geographic literacy over the course of his career,” said John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS. “He has helped to inspire thousands of young people to learn more about our country and our planet.

    Film

    Alex Trebek backstage at the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala with his wife Jean (中央) and friends from Turner Classic Movies.

    Trebek was one of the biggest stars on television, but cinema held a special place in his heart.
    He supported the American Film Institute through his foundation and hosted the sold-out AFI Great American Movie Quiz at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011. He and his wife attended AFI tributes for Jane Fonda, Sophia Loren, Steve Martin, and Denzel Washington.
    A self-describedlover of classic films,” Trebek particularly enjoyed meeting fellow fans of the genre.
    There are a lot of us out there that love classic films, and that’s a good thing,” he told Turner Classic Movies in 2019. (TCM and CNN are both part of WarnerMedia.) Trebek moderated trivia competitions aboard several TCM cruises, hosted screenings at TCM Film Festivals, and emceed the late TCM host Robert Osborne’s 20th anniversary tribute.
    Trebek himself appeared in several films such asWhite Men Can’t Jump,” “Rain Man,” “Groundhog Day,” 和 “查理的天使” in cameo roles.

    Musk Ox

    Trebek’s favorite animal was the musk ox, a hoofed wooly mammal native to the Arctic. He said he liked them for their uniquely strong family dynamic, 和 “besides that, I like the way their furry coats wave in the breeze when they are running,” 他说 “危险!”
    By the 1950s, demand for its meat and qiviut (soft inner wool) almost pushed the species to extinction. 今天, the Musk Ox Development Corporation, operating on the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, 阿拉斯加州, raises and cares for the oxen and promotes sustainable qiviut production.
      Trebek’s history with the nonprofit spanned more than 30 年份. He visited the ox farm several times and became one of MODC’s most generous donors. 如 “Herd Godfather,” Trebek personally signed every honorary adoption certificate sent to fellow supporters.
      Mark Austin, the farm’s executive director, 告诉 CNN affiliate KTVA Trebek was a lot like his favorite animal: “Heart of a musk ox, tough as a musk ox.

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