The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Thank you for visiting the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

We are 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.

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Here you will find information and resources for patients and families affected by hemangioma, port wine stain, arteriovenous malformation, capillary malformation, lymphatic malformation, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and any other type of vascular birthmark and syndrome.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 28

VBF Facebook LIVE with Leslie M.W. Graff, MS, CCLS

  • 5:00 PM—6:00 PM
  • Facebook Business Page

Join Dr. Linda and Ms. Leslie M.W. Graff for the next VBF Facebook Live session on the Psychological Impact of a Vascular Birthmarks on Thursday, February 28,…

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May 04

Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting in Miami

  • 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Join Dr. Ana Duarte and her team at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida for the 2nd Annual VBF Satellite Conference in Miami, Florida…

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May 15

VBF Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks

  • 12:00 AM—11:59 PM

The VBF International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks is in May and the VBF Day of Awareness is on May 15, marked by Congressional…

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VBF is turning 25 this year!

Celebrate with a Give2myVBF Page

A Give2myVBF Page is your chance to partner with VBF to help families affected by a vascular birthmark.  Share your story, raise awareness and ask for donations to VBF for your birthday, to honor a loved one, or to celebrate VBF’s 25th anniversary.

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Presenting Dr. Linda's VBF Fact of the Week! Learn from our new VBF weekly educational series with VBF President & Founder Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD.…

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Presenting our Vascular Birthmark Awareness Spotlight: The Catalanotto Family We are proud to highlight an exceptional advocate for Vascular Birthmarks awareness in our VBF Awareness…

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Presenting Dr. Linda's VBF Fact of the Week! Learn from our new VBF weekly educational series with VBF President & Founder Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD.…

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