UNITED STATES.-Actress Sharon Stone surprised everyone with her statements this Thursday night during her speech at the charity gala organized by the Women’s Cancer Research Fund in Beverly Hills.
There, Stone spoke, and while she called on those present to take courage and donate money to the cause, she confessed that the collapse of three major US banks this week impacted her finances.
“I’m an idiot in this technology thing but I can write a check,” she began by saying, “right now, that’s brave because I know what’s going on. I lost half my money in this banking affair, but that doesn’t mean I’m not here.”
In her statement, she did not provide precise details about figures or give specific names of financial entities. So, it is unknown if her losses were a direct consequence of the first episodes or if they derived from the runs of the following days, promoted by investors. reckless
However, her words were enough to leave those present speechless.
In her speech, Stone also addressed the issue of breast cancer and delivered inspiring remarks that ended with a standing ovation from the audience.
The actress, years ago, had to undergo a series of studies after she detected some benign tumors that, fortunately, did not result in her disease. “Those mammograms aren’t fun,” she commented on it.
She then recalled the dialogue she had with her doctor when she was informed of the detection of her tissue and assured that she asked him to perform a double mastectomy if it was malignant tumors. “They are not a person defined by my breasts, although that may seem funny coming from me since everyone has seen them,” she encouraged -with a certain humor- to women going through the disease.
Stone also stressed the importance of early diagnosis in cancer cases and other diseases.
Finally, the actress referred to the death of her brother Patrick, 57, just a month ago due to heart disease.
“My brother just died and that doesn’t mean he’s not here. This is not an easy time for any of us. This is a difficult time in the world but I tell you what, I will not let a politician tell me what I can and cannot do, how I can and cannot live, and what is the value of my life. So get up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. That is courage,” she concluded her speech.