I’m pleased to announce the Forget for a Moment 2021 Online Version is now open for registration. It will take place during the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Back to the beginning

The very first Forget for a Moment Makeover for 15 women going through breast cancer was held in February 2016. I remember it well because it was probably one of the worst winter storms that year, snow mixed with freezing rain. It was touch and go. Should we cancel or not? We decided to forge ahead and 13 out of 15 women made it. They were determined to get there.

Forget for a Moment Makeover in 2016

The first Forget for a Moment Makeover in 2016

The next year we moved the event to later in March when the weather is usually better. The makeover ran for 4 years straight in collaboration with Salon Fiorella and Holtz Spa. They generously provided the venue and volunteer staff.

Then came 2020

Then came 2020 and the pandemic. We were all set to go. Participants had RSVP’d, the menu was set, volunteers confirmed, and gift bags packed. Of course, there was no question we had to cancel this time. The women were immunocompromised, high risk. We thought we’d just have to postpone for a few months. Little did we know, 18 months later, we’d still be here anticipating a 4th wave.

Online version 2021

Rather than wait and let another year pass by, I decided to host an online version. Even though Covid has been front and centre, women are still being diagnosed with breast cancer. They’re still going through treatment.

This online version will focus on pampering the mind, body and spirit for women going through a challenging time in their lives. Here’s what it will look like. There will be one event per week for the month of October. All events will be on Zoom so the ladies can participate from the comfort and safety of their homes.


Tuesday | October 5 | 11:00 am: Casual Chat & Share so the 15 participants can get to know one another and share their experiences

Thursday | October 7 | 11:00 am: Reiki Energy Healing with Christie Flynn, Certified Reiki Practitioner and Psychic Medium

Friday | October 15 | 1:00 pm: Mind Body Self Care During Cancer Treatment with Beth Hoag, Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Thursday | October 21 | 9:30 am: Gratitude Card Making with Brenda Wilson of Creative Treats Club

Saturday | October 30 | 10:30 am: Grow Your Mindfulness Toolkit During & After Treatment with Christine Klerian, Meditation Guide, Yoga Instructor and Energy Therapist

Gift Bag

All participants will receive a gift bag with a COKANNA reversible bamboo tank and headscarf, and other items and products generously donated by local small businesses. If you would like to donate to the gift bags, please send me an email at colleen@cokanna.ca.


The event is open to 15 women currently going through treatment for breast cancer. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. If you, or anyone you know, are in the throes of breast cancer treatment, please sign up for the Forget for a Moment and soothe your mind, body & spirit.

Register for Forget for a Moment

Until next time,

~ Colleen

Colleen Kanna, Photo by Anna Epp Photography

I’m a recovering Chartered Accountant and Breast Cancer Champion turned Fashion Designer. My COKANNA Canadian-made bamboo clothing is all about comfort and style. Giving back to the community is important to me so I support Rethink Breast Cancer’s metastatic breast cancer education, support, and advocacy work.