Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Vice President of Disease Awareness & Education, Chief Storyteller

Danielle Ripley-Burgess was first diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 17. She is part of the growing community of early-onset survivors facing the disease well before age 50, and she has Lynch syndrome.

Danielle joined Fight CRC as an advocate in 2012 and has been part of the Fight CRC family ever since. She served as Fight CRC’s first Director of Communications for five years and today, she serves as Fight CRC’s VP of Disease Awareness & Education and the Chief Storyteller. Danielle overseas the organization’s disease awareness efforts, making sure patients are supported and educated from screening and diagnosis through survivorship and end-of-life care. She’s passionate about ensuring patient stories are heard. Alongside Fight CRC, she has helped lead award-winning campaigns and projects that have secured national media coverage, built strategic partners, and reached millions of people during March–Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

 Danielle’s personal story has been told around the world in outlets like The Today ShowBBC’s World Have Your SaySirius Radio’s Doctor RadioThe Chicago Tribune, among others. Danielle’s a published author, blogger and columnist for Cure Magazine. She resides in the Kansas City area with her family. Follow her on social media at @DanielleisB.