Celebrities Give Up Handbags for Charity
October 27, 2006

They call themselves the Hollywood Bag ladies, and beautiful Sharon Stone is one of them, auctioning off designer bags for an incredibly good cause.

The sexy screen siren was in rare form Thursday, at a celebrity charity luncheon in Beverly Hills to raise money to fight lupus.

It was a bag lover’s heaven and a charitable soul’s dream, as everything on the auction block, items ranging from luxury vacations to Fendi purses, were snapped up in seconds.

There were also thousands of donated designer bags from the super famous likes of Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Taylor and Hilary Swank.

“I’ll sell anybody anything they want to find a cure for illness and to help people to heal and do better and be kinder to people,” Sharon admitted.

And true to her word, the auction included 100 of Stone’s very own handbags.

“We really need a cure for Lupus, but I don’t really need very many handbags,” she admitted.

Sharon’s own sister, Kelly Stone, recently learned that she’s suffering from the auto-immune disease, and she was on hand for Thursday’s charitable event.

“I’m feeling good,” she dished to “Extra.” “I have bad days, but I think that’s part of it.”

Last year’s Woman of Achievement Award winner was “Extra’s” very own Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, and she came back again to kick off the infamous event and hand over the mic to the luncheon emcee, LA TV personality Steve Edwards.

But the real newsmaker of the day was this year’s Woman of Achievement winner Carrie Brillstein, a tireless crusader for a cure.

Cheering Carrie on was her famed super-agent husband, Bernie Brillstein, who told us just how proud he is of his wife’s unwavering efforts.

“I’m always proud of her, everyday,” he said. “She’s a great woman.”


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