Sharon Stone helps raise $7 million for Aids research
( femalefirst.co.uk ) - Hollywood star Sharon Stone raised $7 million (?3.5 million) for AIDS research at a star-studded party at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night (23May07).
Stars at the fundraiser for charity amFAR, The Foundation For Aids Research, included Matt Damon, Naomi Campbell, producer Harvey Weinstein and Ivana Trump. Items auctioned off included a photograph of Sophie Marceau taken by photographer Mario Testino which raised $300,000 (?150,000), a week aboard a luxury yacht, and a tennis lesson with sportswoman Monica Seles.
Stone told the 700 attendees, "You have no idea of the good that you've done, or the difference that you've made." Australian pop star Kylie Minogue performed Can't Get You Out Of My Head and 1988 hit Locomotion at the event. Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor - who organised the event - was unable to attend due to health problems.