Hometown: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Cierra is a melanoma cancer survivor and now volunteers her time to travel across the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the risk of cancer. As a current eighth grader in middle school, Cierra visits tribal health clinics, schools, health fairs, tribal district meetings and hospitals to share her personal cancer survival story and tips on how to reduce the risk and prevent cancer. To help share her message, Cierra has collaborated with the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Mayo Clinic, Circle of Hope, St. Francis Children’s Hospital, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for life.
“As a melanoma survivor, I am compelled to encourage and educate my peers about cancer prevention because the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it!” - Cierra Fields, 2013 Champion for Change