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

VBF Global Ambassador
Monthly Newsletter
January 2019

A monthly update from VBF Global Ambassador Scott Cupples on happenings within the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation’s Global Ambassador Program.


As you know, the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation has created a program for members of the birthmark community to step up in a variety of ways. From spreading awareness in their communities and disseminating information on social media, to holding charity and fundraising events – VBF Global Ambassadors go above and beyond to help families affected by vascular birthmarks.

Over the past two months, we have increased the number of Ambassadors to 111, with 256 members in our Facebook group. We currently have Global Ambassadors in 18 countries and 37 states, and are actively recruiting Ambassadors all over the world to promote awareness for vascular birthmarks. We are working hard to update our new Ambassador Search Feature with everyone’s profiles and to work through any bugs to make sure that individuals around the world can get in contact with you for networking and support.

What’s new this month?

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation is constantly looking for ways to empower our Ambassadors, and grow the program to increase our outreach of support.

Last month, Dr. Linda made the decision that we will make the VBF Educate Online Course modules available to registered Global Ambassadors. The Physician E-Learning Center provides a platform for doctors all over the world to earn CME medical credits, and this module is now available to Global Ambassadors for free.

The VBF Library will also be available to Global Ambassadors for free. The VBF Library includes the latest scholarly articles in the field of vascular birthmarks for over 70 birthmark-related keywords.

In addition to the VBF Educate module and VBF Library, I am working to develop a training module for Global Ambassadors to complete upon registration. This training will not only give a baseline of information and resources about vascular birthmarks, but will also reiterate the Global Ambassador mission. Remember, none of us are medical professionals, but we are champions of helping others get the information they need!

Take the Awareness Challenge

Every month, we challenge our Ambassadors to share VBF news, initiate fundraising events and spread awareness in a variety of days.

This month, we challenge you to share your story with a Give2myVBF personal fundraising page. You can personalize a page with your story, and share your special link with your family and friends to ask them to support your annual awareness campaign all year long.

Funds generated from your page can help others receive help at a VBF conference, support research, help our VBF iTEAM, or go towards general support.

Create a Give2myVBF Page

To our current Global Ambassadors – please monitor your email for links and codes to register for VBF Educate and the VBF Library. To everyone else – We look forward to helping you, and would love for you to register and help us spread awareness!

Thank you all, for all that you do for our community.

Scott L. Cupples Manager, VBF Global Ambassador Program

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