Play along for pancreatic cancer research

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Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by boson » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:08 pm

https://www.facebook.com/11911627997/po ... 435637998/

Tomorrow night - March 15th - honor Alex Trebek and fight pancreatic cancer by pledging 1$ for cancer research for every question you get right on Jeopardy!

The link above is to the pancreatic cancer action network, but donate to the relevant charity of your choice. #jplayalongchallenge

Let's use this thread: check in if you are going to play a long and tell us how much you are contributing!

I'm in!

I'll probably donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, to avoid cross border issues.

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by badgerfellow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:46 pm

I will be playing either late this weekend/early next week. Work travel has me going other side of the country and throwing off my regular schedule. Donating to PanCan

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by BlueberryPlainsNever » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:47 pm

What a great idea!

I'll be playing for the Lustgarten Foundation.

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:27 am

I hope tomorrow is not one of those games where I wind up not getting a single clue right.
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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by triviawayne » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:09 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:27 am
I hope tomorrow is not one of those games where I wind up not getting a single clue right.
here's hoping you get 61 correct
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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by NoWhammies10 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:30 am

For those wishing to donate in Canada, we've named the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer Canada as places where you can donate. I'm also working to find out from the show if they, or if Alex himself, has a preferred charity for donations.

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by boson » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00 pm

46 + FJ correct (36800 Coryat) for me!

Thanks for the links in Canada NoWhammies.

I'm going to donate now. Anyone else going to use Jeopardy to do some good against an awful disease?

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by NoWhammies10 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:05 pm

Happy to help!

30 right = $30
$20,200 Coryat = $20

A grand total of $50 going to the PMCF from me!

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:55 pm

NoWhammies10 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:30 am
For those wishing to donate in Canada, we've named the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer Canada as places where you can donate. I'm also working to find out from the show if they, or if Alex himself, has a preferred charity for donations.
I was worried I'd make about 10 bucks, and the first two categories are PGA Golf and 3 letter Science! Open the wallet! I haven't kept score in two years, but went 20+12, maybe a couple more if I get over the impulse to CLAM. I'll round it up to a smarter number and send it to Canada where it will be worth more as AT is fond of joking. I'll wait a few days in case someone can provide some improved logistics or instructions to give the boardies props.

Thanks for this, and I love the idea of Canadian charities who probably get better return on the research buck.
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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:13 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:27 am
I hope tomorrow is not one of those games where I wind up not getting a single clue right.
I wasn't far off.
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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by QuizGeek75 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:02 am

I only managed to come up with 20 correct responses, but at least I like this better than that ice bucket challenge. I have been challenged to do it again by a fellow Wheel alum via Twitter and I am up to the task, so I could be donating about $40 to stop pancreatic cancer.
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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by immaf » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:27 am

I did not get 61 right but for the sake of charity, I'm going to pretend I did.
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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by badgerfellow » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:05 pm

23 correct in single Jeopardy, 15 in double, got the Final correct for 39/60. Bumping donation up to $40.

ETA: I gave "flummox" as a response for the $400 clue in "X," which is a synonym for "perplex", so I'm counting it as correct and bumping double to 16 correct. Total is $40.

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by ElendilPickle » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm

I had 43/61 last night, thanks to the PGA and three-letter science categories plus a couple others I didn't know. Since my husband and I are living on a really low budget thanks to part-time employment and full-time school, I donated .50 per correct response to the Lustgarten Foundation.

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by BlueberryPlainsNever » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:39 am

Not a great night for me, only 27/61. But the Lustgarten Foundation got $27.

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by antsvitale » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:57 pm

Sad I missed this, but great job to anyone who participated!

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by NoWhammies10 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:44 pm

There's no "missing this", play along whenever you can. We want to keep this spreading!

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by alietr » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:52 pm

I am very pleased to announce that an anonymous Boardie has VERY generously matched all of the donations in this thread on a two-to-one basis, and has donated $664 to the Lustgarten Foundation (a Charity Navigator 4-star charity that funds pancreatic cancer research). Three cheers for the Boardie and hopefully a step toward finding a cure. You're an awesome Boardie!

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Re: Play along for pancreatic cancer research

Post by Woof » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:01 pm

Oof! Sorry I missed this, too. Kudos to all who did participate and to the generous boardie who matched their donations.

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Post by boson » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:12 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:52 pm
I am very pleased to announce that an anonymous Boardie has VERY generously matched all of the donations in this thread on a two-to-one basis, and has donated $664 to the Lustgarten Foundation (a Charity Navigator 4-star charity that funds pancreatic cancer research). Three cheers for the Boardie and hopefully a step toward finding a cure. You're an awesome Boardie!
Yay! That's amazing. Thanks for doing this.

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