Communications Strategist

Danielle Ripley-Burgess is a two-time colorectal cancer survivor first diagnosed at age 17. She is part of the growing community of early-onset survivors facing the disease well before age 50. Now in her mid-30s, she’s survived cancer for more than half of her life. 

Danielle served as Fight CRC’s Director of Communications for five years prior to consulting with the organization. Her passion for writing and marketing communications has led to award-winning work where she’s demonstrated strong strategy and creative content are the secret sauces to effective campaigns. She enjoys developing strategies that don’t only reach the survivor community, but also resonate with them.

Her personal story has been told around the world through newspaper articles, blogs, TV and radio shows including The Today Show, BBC’s World Have Your Say, Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio, The Chicago Tribune, among others. Danielle’s a published author and blogger. 

She resides in the Kansas City area with her husband and daughter.