Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Kristin Anthony - President and Founder

Kristen Anthony: PTEN FoundationKristin received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 1996 and her MSM from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001. Kristin began a successful career in sales and marketing in 1997 holding jobs in large business sales with BellSouth Mobility and BellSouth Business Systems. She was previously employed as the office manager at John David Blankenship, DO, however, after serving as the President of the PHTS Foundation part-time, Kristin realized that a full-time effort will be required to effectively give back to the PTEN patient community, therefore, she chose to dedicate her full attention to the foundation.

Kristin is active in her community and is passionate about health and fitness. She has completed numerous races including two marathons and multiple triathlons. Kristin’s journey began after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 in addition to breast health issues, and a family history of breast cancer.

Kristin researched her health concerns and later learned that she has a rare and likely underdiagnosed disease known as “Cowden Syndrome.”  She was relieved to have a diagnosis, yet overwhelmed wondering what would come next. Kristin quickly realized that many physicians in her community had very little knowledge of Cowden Syndrome and that getting a diagnosis is difficult; that coupled with a lack of educational information about PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome motivated Kristin to start the PHTS Foundation in 2013.

As a two-time cancer survivor and member of the PHTS Foundation team, Kristin works to raise funds for PHTS research, to educate the public about the PHTS, and the lack of research funding for this rare disease.  The PHTS Foundation is a patient run organization dedicated to providing assistance to our community.

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