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 03-04

VBF Miami Conference

  • 12:00 AM—11:59 PM
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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

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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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Take our Monthly VBF Day of Awareness Challenge

If you, your child, a family member, or a friend has been affected by a vascular birthmark, let others know how it impacted your life. A “Give2myVBF” page is your chance to partner with VBF to help families affected by a vascular birthmark. Our team is ready to customize your online fundraising page today.

YOU can make a difference by creating a Give2myVBF page today.

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These two interviews were done by Telemundo New York Chanel 47 and by UNIVISION Chanel 41, New York, of an AVM story of a Child,…

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VBF Announces Call for Applications for its 2019 Scholarship Program The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation is excited to launch the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for our 2019 Scholarship Program.…

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Dr. Colletti, VBF Europe Co-Medical Director, educated medical students regarding vascular Birthmarks in Milan, Italy. This is the first time medical students have had a…

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