COLIN MONTGOMERIE LOST HIS MOTHER TO CANCER 22 years ago. Recently, a new cancer center named after Elizabeth Montgomerie opened in Aberdeen, Scotland. The famous Scottish golfer and Ryder Cup captain paid a special visit.
The Aberdeen Press & Journal:
He may be one of Scotland's greatest living sportsmen – but when Colin Montgomerie stepped through the doors of Aberdeen's new cancer center yesterday it was as a loving son, humbled by what had been achieved in his mother's name.
The 2010 Ryder Cup captain, who lost his mother, Elizabeth, to the disease in 1991, has spearheaded the £3 million pound campaign to bring a Maggie's center to the north-east. He paid a special visit to the building at Foresterhill with his family yesterday and thanked some of the supporters whose hard work and generosity had made it possible."The relationship with my mother was a very close one," Montgomerie said in the above video. "She was, of course, my mum, but she was also a very good friend."
The new center will provide "practical and emotional" support for cancer patients and their families and friends. About 800 people are projected to use the center in the first year, increasing to 1,600 by 2017.