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Beacon Bragg, an organization founded with the goal to provide a network of resources, support and connection for military women with breast cancer, is celebrating their second birthday in the best way– with the biggest partnerships to date that will undeniably help their mission and impact more women.

As of August, Beacon Bragg is an official one-year fiscal partner with Genevieve’s Helping Hands, which will now allow the group to accept donations. As the ink dried on this partnership, Stephanie and Mary Alyce reached out to Forte Fitness, who had been in touch before about support and awareness. “We said we would love the opportunity if they were interested,” said Stephanie, founder of Beacon Bragg. And now, Stephanie is celebrating the anticipation of their first charity event hosted by Forte Fitness, Dance Fit℠ for the Cure on Friday, October 8.

All donations and proceeds for this girls night out will benefit military women going through treatment or in survivorship.

About Beacon Bragg

Beacon Bragg was founded in October 2019 by two breast cancer survivor friends, Stephanie and Mary Alyce, who recognized a void in the military community for young breast cancer patients and survivors. Together, they took action while simultaneously tackling their own new “normals.”

Since inception, Stephanie and Mary Alyce have learned that all women go through their journeys uniquely– some privately and some publicly. More women have trickled in, and they have found success in small meetups and private one-on-one conversations to connect. As with many groups, Covid had created a few obstacles, but they are grateful for the private messages that continue to come in on their Instagram and Facebook.

With eyes set on non-profit status in the future, Stephanie and Mary Alyce are proud of the organization and hope to continue spreading awareness.

Advice for Women

“Don’t do it alone,” says Stephanie. “Find someone who is going through it. Because no one is going to understand you more than someone who has gone through it. I have never connected with someone on that level before. And check yourself.”

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