Upper West celebrates the Oscars with a special fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This will be the third year for the restaurant to team up with organizer and LLS volunteer Sara K. Fay. For the past two years, Lindsey Adelson joined the team, and this year Cameron Iverson has stepped up to help.
Check out my Huffington Post article about this event….here is a blurb from it.
“The work that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is doing to create a world free of blood cancer is simply unparalleled,” explained Sara K. Fay, a LLS volunteer and organizer. No other organization has been as dedicated to researchers, hospitals, patients and their families than LLS. In fact, LLS has been involved in EVERY major blood cancer breakthrough in the last 50 years, and in that time span, survival rates for blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled. They’ve invested $1 billion to get those results. Their commitment to the cause is clear.”
It was Fay’s idea to start the fundraiser three years ago. At twenty three years of age she lost her Dad to acute myeloid leukemia in 2011. Since then she has helped to raise more than $100,000 for LLS to fund research, cures and patient support programs. Last year Lindsey Adelstein joined forces with her and this year Cameron Iverson has also joined the planning team.
Be sure to make reservations soon….its always a fun event. The viewing party begins at 4:30 pm (at the start of the red carpet event). Attendees are encouraged to dress for the occasion and participate in the Oscar winner prediction challenge. Prizes and additional drawings will be part of the event. There is a suggested donation of $20. The Full menu will be available.
The art of Brooke Harker (which just opened on February 20) is currently on view and the artist has offered to donate a percentage of her proceeds for any of her paintings sold on that day (February 28th) to LLS
See image: Brooke Harker at Upper West, with her painting Heart of the View
Harkers exhibition “Memoirs of Cities” features a variety of works based on several themes. The cityscapes selected for the exhibition spotlights recognizable places such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Catalina and more. The work will remain on view through May.
What: Oscar Leukemia & Lyphoma Benefit
Where: Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404
When: 4:30pm on – Sunday, February 28
Phone: 310 586-1111
Website: http://www.theupperwest.com/ http://www.brookeharker.com/