Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Hemangiomas  |  Port Wine Stains  |  Vascular Malformations  
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Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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Welcome to the Official Fundraiser Page for the Purple Polka Dot Race
A 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run to Benefit the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
August 13, 2017


On March 4, 2015 we welcomed our beautiful daughter into the world. She arrived absolutely perfect - 10 fingers, 10 toes and a special birthmark on her cheek and chin!


Months later we found out that her birthmark was something called a port wine stain (PWS) - a kind of vascular birthmark. We immediately started our search for answers and came across the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF). The VBF has not only provided us with answers but also with a sense of community and support system unlike any other.


Our sweet girl currently receives laser treatments for her PWS, which cause her to have temporary purple polka dots on her face. Our mission is to raise awareness and encourage acceptance for all those out there who are also sporting their very own "purple polka dots"!


Everything we raise will go directly to the VBF and I know it will go to good use! Thank you again. I don't know how else to say it and it sounds so simple, but I don't know where we would be without the VBF.


God Bless You! Jody, John and Meghana Lee

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