On Friday, October 10, 2014, the VBF will be hosting a 20th Anniversary "Mark of Beauty" Gala at the Hudson Theatre located at 145 West 44th Street, New York City, from 7pm until 10pm. Cost to attend will be $150 per person or $2,000 for a table of 10 (this includes 5 raffle tickets per person which are worth $20 each raffle ticket, or a value of $100 per person). The Chairs for our 20th Anniversary "Mark of Beauty" gala are Dr. & Mrs. Robert Rosen and Frank and Barbara Catalanotto.
Welcome to The Frank Catalanotto foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and aiding with the early intervention of vascular birthmarks. Now in its tenth year, Frank and Barbara Catalanotto started this foundation driven by love for their daughter Morgan. A vascular birthmark (or Hemanginoma) is a type of vascular anomaly of the skin that, if left untreated, can spread rapidly. Shortly after birth, Morgan's parents identified what turned out be a vascular birthmark on the face of their newborn. Originally misadvised by a physician "to just wait for it to eventually go away," Mr. and Mrs. Catalanotto were not satisfied with this "solution". Frank's a ball player and sitting in the stands just isn't in his DNA. The doting parents did their own digging, and discovered the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF).
The VBF welcomed Frank and Barbara into a caring network of motivated parents and physicians. They found an international support structure unflinchingly committed to shielding other families from what they went through with Morgan. The Catalanottos were so moved they decided to use some of Frank's star power to support the VBF.
Please, feel welcomed and encouraged to join the Catalanottos at one of their events including the Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf. Enjoy a terrific afternoon of golf, friends, family and fellowship. Come out and Hit a Home Run to Fight Vascular Birthmarks!