(Adnkronos) – “I have just lost half of my money in this banking matter, but nevertheless I am here”. To say it, at the charity gala ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ (‘A memorable evening’) organized in Beverly Hills by the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, is Sharon Stone who, as reported by Paris Match, on the stage of the Four Seasons referred to a ‘ banking matter’ which most likely refers to the recent collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank.
The American star was honored last Thursday, and took to the stage of the ballroom of the Four Seasons to receive his Courage Award. The actress then gave a touching speech, overcome with emotion. The 65-year-old star spoke before her causing the gathering, which included Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo, Paul Wesley and Rebel Wilson, among others. But her laughter soon gave way to emotion as Sharon Stone reflected on the benign tumors that had been removed from her breast in 2001, prior to breast reconstructive surgery. “These mammograms are no fun,” she said, encouraging her audience to monitor their health and get regular exams. Last November, the actress announced that doctors had found another benign tumor, this time in her uterus.
It was then with tears in her eyes that Sharon Stone asked for donations, despite a context of economic crisis. “And right now it’s also courage, because I know firsthand what’s going on,” she admitted. The actress concluded her speech also recalling the death of her brother Patrick, which occurred last month, following a heart disease. “My brother just died-she said through tears- It’s not an easy time for any of us. It’s a difficult time in the world, but I tell you I’m not asking any politician to tell me what I can and can’t do. How I can and can’t live, and what is or isn’t the value of my life. So get up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. I dare you. This is courage.”