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Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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Olivia’s Walk will celebrate Vascular Birthmarks Foundation's International Day of Awareness

You are invited to the
6th Annual Olivia's Walk for Birthmarks
April 30, 2016
Neshaminy State Park, Bensalem, PA


This 1-mile community walk is named after a local 8-year old girl who has a port wine stain. Olivia's birthmark lightened significantly after her mother Andria sought help from VBF and connected with a laser treatment specialist. Andria is now a member of the VBF Board of Directors and is an important member of our team.


Olivia before treatments   Olivia after treatments

Olivia before treatments and Olivia after



Please join our walk through a beautiful state park for a great cause. Bring your friends, family, office, club, and classmates. Everyone is welcome! The first 100 registered walkers will receive a free T-shirt.




Have more fun by organizing a team to walk in honor of someone with a birthmark (ie. Team Olivia) Your team or family can now create a personal fundraiser page! On your Give2myVBF page, you tell your own reasons for participating, include a photo and set a goal. Then, send out your personal link to everyone you know. VBF will receive the tax-deductible donation directly and send out a receipt and thank you letter.


Would you like to promote your business at our family-friendly event? Check out the benefits of sponsorship. Be a corporate sponsor.


Our goal this year of $15,000 reminds us that May 15 is the VBF's International Day of Awareness. We are hoping for at least 15 birthmark teams to walk in this year’s event. If you or a loved one has a vascular birthmark, put a team together and invite your friends from all over the world to sponsor you on Olivia's Walk.


If you would like to read Olivia’s Story or sponsor her team by donating through her personal page, please click here.


For questions about this event, please contact event organizer Andria Gottsabend at or (267) 616-9232.


For questions about creating a Give2myVBF page, please email


Thank you for helping VBF give hope to families affected by a vascular birthmark!