San Diego Center for Children Celebrates 35th Anniversary

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fundraiser is Hosted by the Iris Auxiliary
by Aubree Lynn, Stylist/Producer/Writer

The Iris Auxiliary, whose mission over the past 35 years has been to help kids at the San Diego Center for Children, held a fundraiser to support this cause. The event was emceed by KUSI news anchor Sandra Maas. Maas has been a supporter of the Center for Children and was given the honor to be the mistress of ceremonies. The show featured creations of the inspiring Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) survivor and celebrity designer Lizz Russell. Also contributing to the event with her fashions was New York designer Michelle Walden, who was featured in San Diego Fashion Week; and Kim Covert – Miss Philippines Earth Water 2014 – who modeled Lizz Russell’s collections.

The luncheon and fashion show was held this past January at the University Club at Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego. The event included book signing by Lizz Russell. Her inspiring book, “Smiling on the Inside,” is Russell’s compelling story on her survival from Guillain Barre Syndrome, defying all limits, following her dream and sharing her success to help and inspire others.

The Iris Auxiliary thanks all of their contributors as they have raised over a million dollars through various fundraisers and have officially titled Lizz Russell as San Diego’s Diva of Haute Couture.

“I was delighted to be part of this fundraiser for the Center for Children. After all the children are our futures and we must invest in them. It was an honor to participate,” shared Lizz Russell.

To learn more about San Diego Center for Children, visit For information on Lizz Russell, her life story and collection, visit

Lizz Russell (left) and Sandra Maas have been actively contributing to the Center for Children.

Lizz Russell (left) and Sandra Maas have been actively contributing to the Center for Children.

To learn more about Aubree Lynn, stylist, producer and writer, visit

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