£100k in cancer aid

By James Martin, April 23, 2009

The family of a man who died of bowel cancer have helped to raise £100,000 in his memory for equipment aiding the early detection of cancer.

Hampstead property developer Anthony Glantz died two years ago aged 45, leaving a wife, Janine, and daughters Lara, Chloe and Maya.

They, along with Mr Glantz’s brother Barry, joined forces with the north-west London-based Bottoms Up bowel cancer charity to raise money for a CellSearch machine, which has been installed at the UCL Cancer Institute. It is one of just five in the UK. Fundraising efforts included a sponsored walk in Nepal by Barry Glantz.

Bottoms Up chair Tina Hancock said: “When Anthony died, Janine agreed that a fitting tribute would be to donate a CellSearch machine. It’s been a wonderful effort to raise all this money.”

Last updated: 2:03pm, April 23 2009