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

Every birthmark tells a story

If you, your child, a family member, or friend has been affected by a vascular birthmark, let others know how it impacted your life. 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 Resolution. Join the movement as people around the world promote acceptance of birthmarks and raise funds to help bring those who need treatment together with the experts. .

VBF has networked over 125,000 patients into treatment and answered over 250,000 family inquiries in the last quarter century. As a non-profit, we rely on your contributions to offer international education programs, conferences, free laser treatments, free consultations, and many other initiatives that help ensure that every birthmark patient has an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Your partnership in raising funds for VBF changes lives.

Here's how you can join the movement!

Sign the Anti-Bullying Pledge

Our goal is 2500 signatures. By standing together against bullying, we can make a difference. Sign the pledge now!

Join #PutOnYourBirthmark

VBF #PutOnYourBirthmark Campaign

Join our #PutOnYourBirthmork social media challenge by sharing a photo of yourself or a loved one with a heart to raise awareness for vascular birthmarks. You can also post our logo to your social accounts to get…

Organize an Event

Organize a dinner, car show, golf outing, bowling event, poker night, or any other awareness event. Whatever you like to do will work as an awareness event! Invite your friends and family to join together with you to raise awareness…

Run for Team VBF

Run for #TeamVBF at the Purple Polka Dot Race in Michigan, or the Colfax Marathon in Colorado. Or, run for VBF at a local race near you. You can even set up your very own run/walk sponsored event, or…

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

Start a Facebook Fundraiser for VBF in just a few minutes. Ask your family and friends to honour you or someone you love with a vascular birthmark by making a gift to VBF directly through Facebook for a birthday, holiday,…

Raise Awareness and Eat Out

Raise awareness while eating out with your friends and family. Many restaurants, like CPK, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Chipotle, will donate a portion of sales to charity. Find out which restaurants in your area participate by using the interactive map…

VBF Read-Alongs

Read Along with Buddy Booby's Birthmark

Buddy Booby is VBF’s Official Mascot with a port wine stain on his beak whose message of tolerance, acceptance, and hope has been shared already with families in the following states: AZ, CO, KY,…

Customize a Give2MyVBF Page to Raise Funds and Share Your Story

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. Start your page now!

Need More Ideas?

Contact us today for even more ways to Raise Funds and Awareness for VBF or check out our Awareness In Action page!