The 5th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race has gone virtual, with race day set for Sunday, August 9, 2020. Join Jody Lee, the Lee Family, and the PPDR Team for this family event to honor Jody’s daughter Meghana, who was born with a port wine stain, and to raise funds for VBF to help families all over the world find medical treatment for all vascular birthmarks, anomalies and related syndromes. Your support is more important than ever this year.
Sign-Up & Join a Team
Virtual PPDR runners can sign up to join the fun from anywhere in the world. New this year is the option to create your very own virtual PPDR team, which can be done right from the registration link. Ask your family and friends to join your team, or join an existing team, to honor a loved one, raise awareness, and to participate in the SHINE BRIGHT challenge and #PutOnYourPurple Day on August 9th. An extra $500 will be donated to VBF in honor of the team with the most members. If you don’t have a team, we’d love for you to joinTeam VBF Board / Staff (so we can WIN our friendly competition against our rivals: Team Global Ambassadors).
Join the Shine Bright Challenge
Each week through August will be another fun challenge to mobilize our community to stay active and raise awareness for vascular birthmarks. To participate, follow the Purple Polka Dot Race and get entered into the weekly raffles by sharing a photo or video #ShineBrightPPDR.
Rock Your Purple & Get Active on Race-Day
This August will also be our first-ever Purple Polka Dot Mini-Month of Awareness! Rock your purple polka dots on August 9th, utilize the contents of your PPDR Swag Bag, and #PutOnYourPurple on the day of the race to join the fun. Our goal is to paint the world with purple polka dots on August 9th to show the strength of our community as we raise awareness world-wide.
- Sign Up as a PPDR Virtual Runner or for a Team
- Purple Polka Dot Race Michigan
- Purple Polka Dot Race on Facebook
- Purple Polka Dot Race on Instagram
- Purple Polka Dot Race on Twitter
- Contact Jody & the PPD Team
Make a Gift in Meghana’s Honor
Use this page to make a direct donation to VBF to support the PPD Team’s goal of raising awareness and funds for the VBF’s mission through the Purple Polka Dot Race. 100% of donations will go towards VBF’s non-profit mission of serving the 1 in 10 born worldwide with all kinds of vascular birthmarks, anomalies and syndromes. The VBF is an international charitable organization that networks families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provides informational resources as well as sponsors physician education, mobilizes medical missions trips, and supports research and programs that promote acceptance for individuals with birthmarks.