Chloe Ryan


My mum, Alison Ryan, was diagnosed with stage 4 Bowel Cancer. After 18 months on the 3 June 2014 I lost not only my mother but my best friend to the horrible disease.

Mum was a massive part of Canberra’s community, she has left a lifetime imprint not only in people’s hearts but the whole community. I want to continue my mum’s legacy and give back to the community and especially the Cancer Council for all the support that they provided for my family. Hence why I host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, it is the least I can do. I ask everyone to wear blue to the morning tea for Bowel Cancer awareness, everyone brings a plate, and we share food, laughter, memories and raffle off many prizes.

It wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the businesses and people in Canberra. We are so lucky and blessed to live in such a supportive community. The Canberra Community don’t necessarily have much to give, but they give much of what they have!