In November 2006, at 36 years old, Sha Fields was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and was treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. She is a passionate advocate for the issues facing younger women with breast cancer. She is a breast health buddy with the Breakfast Club, Inc., an African-American breast cancer support group with a mission to promote the voice of people with breast cancer, raising awareness of regular mammography screenings and to help provide access to cancer screening for all women. Sha also promotes several programs including Faith on the Move, Breast Health Outside of the Box and the Comfort Kit Program.
Sha’s personal goal is to provide emotional support and other resources to women. She also works with the Washington University Project to connect rarely and never-screened women to Breast Health Buddies for personalized navigation and support to help remove structural and emotional barriers to obtaining mammogram services. She participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walks, and Valeda’s Hope. Recently, Sha was one of several survivor spokespersons for Sista Strut whose story aired on KMJM Majic 104.9 and Hallelujah 1600.