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

A 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run to Benefit the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation on August 11, 2019. 

We are so excited to be entering our 4th year of the Purple Polka Dot Race! If you have been with us the past 3 years, then you already know our birthmark story. If you are new to us, here is the short version:

Our kind and strong daughter, Meghana, was born on March 4, 2015. She arrived absolutely perfect – dark brown eyes, a full head of hair and a special birthmark on her right cheek and chin!

We found out months later that the special birthmark was called a port wine stain (PWS) – a kind of vascular birthmark. Our journey for answers and advice landed us at the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF).  Not only did the VBF provide us with the knowledge base for making educated medical decisions for our daughter, but also with a sense of community and moral/emotional support, unlike any other.

Meghana is currently receiving laser treatments for her PWS, which cause her to have temporary purple polka dots on her face. Our 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”!

All of the funds raised by the Purple Polka Dot Race go directly to the VBF.  We know it will be put to good use! We don’t know how else to say it and it sounds so simple, but THANK YOU VBF! We don’t know where would be without you!

Thank you all for your continued love, support and understanding! See you in August!

Much love – John, Jody & Meghana Lee
Contact: purplepolkadotrace@gmail.com

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