Sharon Stone and Bret Michaels teamed up to raise awareness for the Barrow Neurological Foundation by promoting the charitable auction of a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Sharon and Bret are longtime members of the Barrett-Jackson family and having them both help promote the sale of this Pantera for Barrow Neurological Foundation made this charity auction one to remember as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Scottsdale Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Nobel Peace Summit Award recipient Sharon Stone is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barrow Neurological Foundation and survived a life-threatening brain aneurysm and stroke in 2001. She credits Barrow Neurological Institute president and CEO, Dr. Michael T. Lawton, for saving her life.
“The majority of people who go through what happened to me do not survive, let alone recover,” said Stone. “I’m able to be here today walking and talking because of Dr. Lawton.”
All proceeds from the sale of the Pantera went to the Barrow Neurological Foundation and their Neuro Night fundraising event, to celebrate the opening of Barrow’s new global headquarters, the Barrow Neuroplex. The Barrow Neuroplex is a centralized facility in downtown Phoenix for clinical research, neurology and neurosurgery for patients.
Founded in 1962, Barrow Neurological Institute was started as a medical center for patients with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries. The institute is one of the premier destinations in the world for neurosurgery and neurology.
The black Pantera was donated by Bill Pope and Bob Lavinia, co-owners of the vehicle.
“The generosity of our donors is the fuel for this success,” said Katie Cobb, president of Barrow Neurological Foundation. “The donation of this spectacular sports car is just one example of their unprecedented commitment to raising funds to advance research and care for those suffering from the most challenging and debilitating neurological diseases.”