Sharon Stone helps raise $1.3 million for Aids research
MILAN (AP) - Sharon Stone has helped to raise more than US$1.1 million (S$1.3 million) for Aids research during Milan Fashion Week.
Hours after she was taken briefly to a hospital after feeling unwell after a Fendi runway show, the 54-year-old Stone looked fine as she enticed higher bids at the amfAR Foundation for Aids Research charity auction Saturday night, Designer Roberto Cavalli paid 35,000 euros (S$55,650) for a new interpretation of the Bocca sofa shaped like lips after Stone reclined on the piece, demonstrating its comfort.
A 2004 Damien Hirst etching of nine colored dots called Quene 1-AM netted 110,000 euros while a Robert Rauschenberg print ''Site" earned 40,000 euros.
The foundation said most of the money it raises is used for research toward finding a cure for Aids.