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

Purple Polka Dot Race Team


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 started Polka Dot racing at its inaugural event several years ago. We may not be the fastest folks, but, still, we race for a great cause and to bring awareness to the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and the great work that they do.

Please consider contributing to our Purple Polka Dot Race Team Page. $500 sponsors a family to attend the VBF annual VBF Conference & Clinic, where they can receive FREE laser treatment, clinical advice, lodging, meals, therapy, and so much more.

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 in the lives of the 1 in 10 born with a vascular birthmark, like Meghana.

We appreciate your support! Go team #Chrandrea!

– Chris Kraszewski & TEAM #Chrandrea

Our Goal $500.00


Purple Polka Dot Team: #Chrandrea

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