GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS WRAPS ‘JEOPARDY!’ GUEST HOST TURN WITH $147,396 DONATION TO NO KID HUNGRY
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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS WRAPS ‘JEOPARDY!’ GUEST HOST
TURN WITH $147,396 DONATION TO NO KID HUNGRY
Robin Roberts to Guest Host July 19-23
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 16, 2021) – George Stephanopoulos signs off as guest host of JEOPARDY! today, and as he departs, the show will make a $147,396 contribution to No Kid Hungry.
Stephanopoulos selected No Kid Hungry to receive a matching donation equal to the total contestant winnings during his guest host appearance. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger and poverty in America. It supports programs like school meals, food banks, and other community groups feeding kids, and pushes for legislation to help feed more kids.
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts takes over as guest host for a week of shows starting Monday, July 19. Roberts selected Be The Match®, the National Marrow Donor Program®, as her chosen charity. Be The Match helps patients battling blood cancers like leukemia and blood diseases like sickle cell get a second chance at life through life-saving blood stem cell or marrow transplants. The organization also provides guidance, support and funds to help patients before, during and after transplant. Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007, and five years later, she was diagnosed with MDS. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant, and her sister Sally-Ann was a perfect match. She joined forces with Be The Match to inform the public about the need for more donors.
Roberts is a recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Gracie Award, and a member of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, as well as the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She is the author of “From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By” and her memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something.” Roberts is also the founder of her own production company, Rock'n Robin Productions, which creates original broadcast and digital programming.
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