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Sharon Stone stepped out for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s “An Unforgettable Evening” event, where she offered words of encouragement for “Riverdale” actor Luke Perry, who suffered a stroke this week.

Sharon, a stroke survivor herself, told “Extra’s” Renee Bargh, “I wish him all the best, because you can come all the way back even from the edge, from the worst things, I’m here to tell you.”

Stone was also very passionate about supporting the cause of the evening, breast cancer. She said, “It’s been my effort to direct philanthropic energy and power towards issues of the body and sexuality because I think those are things where people have been decidedly closed-mouthed and ashamed, and I don’t think that shame was meant to make us silent. I think shame was meant to make us reflective, thoughtful, and to do better, and I think now that we have the opportunity as women to say something out loud and be heard, not criticized, not told we’re crazy, not told we’re stressed, but understood, heard, appreciated, acknowledged, and action being taken, now is a time better than ever before to look at all of these issues. And tonight, breast cancer.”

“Fifty-three million dollars was given in this past year to breast cancer research,” Stone pointed out. “The majority of things that were found were found because of this organization, and this is the reason we want to listen to women.”

Stone said she was also able to relate to Selma Blair, who recently revealed what she went through during her MS diagnosis, including being told she was just a stressed-out mom. The 60-year-old said, “It was very, very bad after I had my stroke and brain hemorrhage and I was treated just miserably, but you have to understand that all the doctors working today were educated on the male anatomy, they weren’t educated on a female anatomy, so it’s easier to say that women were crazy than say, ‘I don’t know,’ or, ‘I don’t take you seriously — go home.’”

This story originally appeared on EXTRA http://extratv.com/2019/03/01/sharon-stones-words-of-encouragement-for-luke-perry/

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