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

Jul 22

9th Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf Classic

  • 12:00 AM—11:59 PM
  • Huntington Crescent Club + Indian Hills Country Club

Join the Frank Catalanotto Foundation for the 9th Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf Classic This year, there will be two great golf courses, two great…

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Aug 02

VBF Facebook Live: What can VBF do for you?

  • 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Tell us what VBF can do for you during our next VBF Facebook Live Event! Join our VBF President & Founder, Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD,…

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Aug 11

4th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race and Family Fun Run

  • 7:30 AM—5:00 PM
  • Stony Creek Metropark

4th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race and Family Fun Run August 11, 2019 Eastwood Beach at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township, Michigan Link to Register: https://purplepolkadotrace.com/race/ The 4th…

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An extra $500 will be donated to VBF in honor of the team with the most members.

If VBF has helped you or a loved one, please consider making a gift to a Purple Polka Dot team today to help raise awareness for vascular birthmarks and show your support.

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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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VBF Global Ambassador Monthly Newsletter July 2019 A monthly update from VBF Global Ambassador Scott Cupples on happenings within the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation’s Global Ambassador…

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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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