Watch the biggest night in film with good company, good food, and for a good cause! The Upper West is hosting an Oscars Watch Party for the second year in a row. This special event supports an important non-profit organization…the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The Upper West is giving back generously at this event. The restaurant will donate 25 percent of all sales on Oscar night to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is dedicated to advancing research, treatment, awareness, support and cures for blood cancers.
This past November, due to the help of to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eevie was able to enjoy her 1st birthday. She is completing her final round of high-dose chemo and has entered the “maintenance” phase. She will continue to receive lower doses of chemotherapy until she reaches her 2nd birthday. A recent flow cytometry confirmed she is still in remission!
Co-host of the event, Sara Fay explains, “Lindsey Adelstein and I are both volunteers and participants in a program called Team In Training. It is run by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and basically, we fundraise for LLS in exchange for coaching and training for endurance events like marathons, triathlons and 100-mile bike rides. It is a wonderful program for all ages and all fitness levels that trains ordinary people to do extraordinary things while raising money for an extremely important cause.”
Fay hosted the first Oscar event at Upper West last year. This year Lindsey Adelstein joins he as a co-host for the event. Adelstein has been a volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for over eight years. “I got involved in 2008 when a friend suggested we participate,” said Adelstein, “She had done it before and we were both looking for something good to do with our time to help others. I didn't have any connections to the cause at the time, but since then have met many people dealing with blood cancers.”
Adelstein has been fundraising seven years in a row and said she was excited to have the event at Upper West. I always enjoy going to Upper West. The food and atmosphere are great, and the people are friendly.”
Come to enjoy the OSCARS in style…arrive early, when the red carpet coverage begins to fill out your Oscar winners predictions, then stay to watch the show with delicious food and drinks. There will be prizes for the most accurate Oscars predictions, and other prizes for opportunity drawings.
The event takes place on Sunday, February 22 from 4:30pm-end of the OSCARS. $20 suggested donation. Full menu available. Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. Call to make a reservation or go to