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

Purple Polka Dot Race Team

TEAM: Birthmark Buddies in Pennsylvania (PA)

Welcome to our Purple Polka Dot Race Team Fundraising page!

About the Purple Polka Dot Race

Jody, John and the Lee Family founded the Purple Polka Dot Race and Family Fun Run (PPDR) to honor their daughter Meghana, who was born with a port wine stain (PWS). Meghana is currently receiving laser treatments for her PWS, which cause her to have temporary purple polka dots on her face. The PPDR Team’s mission is to educate our community, raise awareness and encourage acceptance for everyone out there who are also sporting their very own “purple polka dots”!

Now in its 4th year, the Annual Purple Polka Dot Race is the largest run/walk for vascular birthmarks in the country and has a team of dedicated supporters committed to advancing the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation’s non-profit mission. The 4th annual race will be on August 11, 2019 at Eastwood Beach at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township, Michigan.

About our Team

We invite the birthmark community in Pennsylvania to gather together VIRTUALLY on Aug. 11, 2019 for a Purple Polka Dot Family Walk to raise awareness about vascular birthmarks. We will physically gather informally at Gring’s Mill Recreation Center in Berks County to walk together starting at 10:00AM. Even if you can’t join us, please support our Team by making a donation through this page. All donations go directly to the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. We hope to raise $500 in order to sponsor a family to attend the VBF Annual Conference.

Walking is not always easy for me because I have multiple venous malformations in my legs, but I don’t let them stop me from enjoying life to the fullest. So please join me as we bring life-changing information to families affected by vascular birthmarks.

All of the funds raised through this Purple Polka Dot Race Team Page will go directly to the PPDR’s goal of $20,000 to support the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation’s non-profit mission. Together, we can make a difference.

We appreciate your support! Go team Birthmark Buddies in PA!

– Jaysa Mannix



Our Goal $500.00


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