Fashion tea is medical research benefit

Celebrity fashion designer Lizz Russell will host her first annual GBS/CIDP Foundation International Fashion Tea from 2:30 to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. Admission is $39 and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit research into Guillain-Barre (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) Syndrome, also called acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.