01 May May is International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks
May is the INTERNATIONAL MONTH OF AWARENESS FOR VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS and May 15th is the official DAY OF AWARENESS (‘marked’ by a U.S. Congressional Resolution).
As you know, many babies are born with birthmarks. Maybe your child has a cute one on her cheek or tummy. While most these birthmarks will be nothing and in some cases, disappear, or fade and become less noticeable over time, some children will have a significant vascular birthmark that will require a specialist. For these children, approximately 40,000 in the U.S., parents are often left wondering what to do and who to turn to for help.
At the Hannah Storm Foundation, our mission is to raise awareness and be an advocate for parents and children who suffer from debilitating vascular birthmarks. We also raise funds to provide surgeries. To date, we’ve performed more than 30 procedures on children from around the world.
If you know someone affected by a vascular birthmark, the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation is asking people across the world to share their stories and help bring awareness and acceptance to those afflicted. This can be done by changing your profile picture, wearing a heart on your cheek, or using #PutOnYourBirthmark.
For more information on the Hannah Storm Foundation and how you can get involved please visit our website. And be sure to show your support for everyone suffering from vascular birthmarks on May 15th!