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

Sep 06

Facebook LIVE with Dr. Roy G. Geronemus, MD and Dr. Linda

  • 6:00 PM—7:00 PM
  • Facebook Business Page

[caption id="attachment_3503" align="alignleft" width="960"] Join Dr. Linda and Dr. G for the next Facebook Live session![/caption] Get your questions answered in real time on Facebook…

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Oct 06

2018 VBF Annual Conference and Clinic

  • 7:00 AM—6:00 PM
  • Lenox Hill Hospital

2018 VBF Annual Conference and Clinic with the Lenox Hill Hospital and Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Milton Waner, Dr. Francine Blei, and Dr. Roy Geronemus…

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Oct 06


  • 5:00 PM—7:00 PM
  • The Artium at 500 Seneca

JOIN LOLA & the Kestner Family in their hometown of Buffalo, New York on October 6 for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and prizes- all to benefit…

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May is VBF Month of Awareness

May is the VBF International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks, and our VBF Family is raising awareness all year long.

Join us as we stand together to fight bullying. Sign the VBF Anti-Bullying Pledge today and challenge your friends and family to sign on behalf of you or a loved one with a vascular birthmark! YOU can help us reach our goal of 2,500 signatures by the end of 2019.

Ready to join our Awareness Movement? Host an awareness event, #PutOnYourBirthmark, plan a fundraiser, & tell your story.

Click here for more ways to raise awareness
or contact us today.

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The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation would like to thank John and Jody Lee, organizers of the 2nd annual Purple Polka Dot 5k Walk/Run held on Sunday,…

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RAISE AWARENESS WITH LOLA! Join the Kestner family for a fundraising event in Buffalo, NY, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 or make a contribution to…

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VBF had a very successful iTeam Rome conference on June 28-29, 2018. Thursday, June 28th included lectures by VBF Experts from around the world. This…

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