Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Day of Awareness

2018 Day of Awareness Events

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  • Amanda Leger wins Buddy Booby’s Birthmark FREE book give away and sends adorable photo of a Read Along with her daughter and husband.


  • Dr. Linda hosts a Facebook Live session with VBF Expert Dr. Stuart Nelson on the topic of To Treat or Not to Treat on January 11, 2018.
  • Ben and Alison Maddox created and shared a Give2myVBF page for their son Carson to celebrate his 6th birthday.


  • Kelly Bossley shares a Buddy Booby’s Birthmark Read-Along photo at her daughter’s preschool.
  • Michelle Lukaschewski with the Purple Polka Dot Team registers #TeamVBF for the Colfax Marathon in Denver, Colorado on May 19-20, 2018.


  • Eric Pixley spills his heart out in viral facebook video thanking his parents for supporing his journey living with a port wine stain birthmark.
  • VBF's Global Ambassador, Eric Pixley, raps about his birthmark, encouraging others to #PutOnYourBirthmark on May 15 for VBF’s Day of Awareness.



  • The Sheehan Family is hosting a Bravelets (Be Brave bracelets) online fundraiser in honor of their daughter Reagan. Purchase today and Bravelets will donate 25% to VBF in Reagan’s honor.



  • Jody Lee and the Purple Polka Dot Race Team SOLD OUT the AR Workshop, where three people shared their birthmark stories while their group of 40 worked on projects, all while raising $628 for VBF through the AR Workshop's gift and a raffle.
  • Save the date for the Lee Family's 3rd Annual Purple Polka Dot Walk/Run on August 12, 2018 in Stony Creek Eastwood Beach
  • The Lee Family & Purple Polka Dot Team is hosting a Yoga & Brunch on May 19 in Michigan with proceeds going to VBF.


  • Aubrey Meister wins a FREE Buddy Booby Book on Facebook during our March Madness: Mad About Buddy Booby Campaign, and gets her state on the map.

New Jersey

  • Crowned Mystic Mermaid of central New Jersey, Allison raises awareness for VBF through a Buddy Booby live read-along on Facebook.

New York

  • Dr. Linda hosts a Facebook Live session with VBF Expert Dr. Roy Geronemus and VBF Global Ambassador Scott Cupples on the topic Importance of Early Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks on March 16, 2018
  • Dr. Linda hosts a Facebook Live session with VBF Expert Dr. Milton Waner on the topic Treating Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations on February 27, 2018.
  • Dr. Linda hosts a Facebook Live session with VBF Psychosocial Expert: Leslie Graff on the topic Psychosocial impact of a vascular birthmark on January 25, 2018.
  • Save the date for the Catalanotto Foundation's 8th Annual Golf Outing on August 6th 2018 at the Old Westbury Country Club.


  • Mother and daughter team Cindy & Bailie Heston set to deliver informational materials to 18 local physicians, as they raise awareness in the Oklahoma area.


South Carolina

  • 2017 VBF Catalanotto Perseverance Scholarship Award Recipient Harrison Wile pays it forward with a college informational booth and bake sale fundraiser for VBF at Clemson University in South Carolina.



  • Dr. Linda, VBF Board Chair Sherry Parrish and the VBF on the Move Team meet with three birthmark families in Texas.


  • Mother wins first-ever Buddy Booby March Madness Give Away on Facebook and gets Washington State on the map.

March Madness: Mad About Buddy Booby’s Birthmark

  • During our March Madness tournament, VBF shared Buddy Booby’s Birthmark, the story of VBF’s official mascot with a port wine stain, with families in the following states: AL, AZ, CO, DE, KY, MN, MO, NY, NK, PA, TN, TX, and WA, and even two countries: Canada and Australia! You can still get your state on the map today.
United Kingdom
  • Dawn McKay of the UK raises awareness with an informational event at her daughter’s school.
  • Batool Kausha and Brig. R.K.Kaushal, a veteran from the Indian Army, distribute 100 VBF brochures and work with a panel of 12 doctors at a Vascular Birthmarks Awareness program in a medical camp in Bhopal city, capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India.


  • Ann Snipes asked for donations to VBF for her birthday through a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for Vascular Birthmarks that runs through February. We hope you'll consider making a gift for Ann's birthday!
  • Sandra Analy asked for donations to VBF for her birthday through Sandra Analy’s Birthday Facebook Fundraiser for VBF.
  • Ginny Ruger Paterno creates a Facebook fundraiser for VBF for her birthday.
  • Erin Eskildsen launches a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook for VBF.
  • Heather Funk to host second Rock the Dots LuLaRoe Fundraiser for VBF, starting on the VBF Day of Awareness on May 15.
  • Amanda Leutenberg with EverGreyDesigns to host a t-shirt fundraiser for VBF of her custom designed Acceptance through Education VBF shirts for the VBF Month of Awareness in May.
  • Nalini Shankar hosts Birthday Facebook Fundraiser for VBF.
  • Dr. Linda to host AAP Webinar on Early Intervention in May.
  • Dr. Linda partners with eight VBF Expert Physicians who will offer a half-day of free consultations as part of the VBF Vascular Birthmarks Month of Awareness in May.

Join the awareness movement to help make a difference! Every action counts.

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