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

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We are an international charitable organization networks those affected by a vascular birthmark, anomaly, tumor or associated syndrome to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, educates physicians and affected families regarding treatment options, supports relevant research, mobilizes medical missions, and empowers those living with a vascular birthmark

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

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Upcoming Events

Aug 01-31

The Purple Polka Dot Race Month of Awareness

  • 12:00 AM—11:59 PM

Join the 2020 VIRTUAL VBF Walk / Run by Signing Up for the 5th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race Today! The Purple Polka Dot Race…

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Aug 03

10th Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf Classic

  • 9:30 AM—9:00 PM
  • Old Westbury Golf & Country Club

Join the Frank Catalanotto Foundation for the 10th Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf Classic Two great foundations coming together for the greater good of birthmarks!…

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Aug 09

5th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race and Family Fun Run

  • 7:00 AM—11:00 AM
  • Stony Creek Metropark

5th Annual Purple Polka Dot Race and Family Fun Run August 9, 2020 Eastwood Beach at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township, Michigan Link to Register: The 5th…

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Awareness through education is our mission. For our Month of Awareness this May, we are offering full access to our online course: A Foundation in Vascular Anomalies, for only $20.

Medical providers can earn up to 16 CME and others can learn about all types of vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and related syndromes through the first-ever online course in vascular anomalies, written by our team of experts.

After adding the course to your shopping cart, just use code “VBFAWARE” to deduct $79 from the price, making the total upon checkout only $20.



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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, Ph.D.…

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Hi, my name is Michelle Lai and I am 24 years old. I never understood my condition growing up, but I was fully aware of…

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My name is Michaeline Tejeda, I go by Lina Dejesus. I am a Cosmetology 22-year-old student who was born with a vascular birthmark on my…

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