Actress Sharon Stone will receive this year’s Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation. She’s being recognized for her ongoing commitment to raising awareness and support for AIDs research, prevention and treatment.
NABEF seeks to honor individuals and organizations responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service.
Stone’s “tireless advocacy efforts have helped the AIDS research community come closer to finding a cure for one of the world’s most crippling epidemics,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander.
In 1995, Stone began working with The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), an international
nonprofit dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and
advocacy of AIDS-related public policy. Additionally, Sharon and her sister Kelly founded Planet Hope, a foundation that sponsors diverse activities for homeless children and families of all ages and backgrounds.
Stone began her career as an international print model and network television actress and debuted in movies in 1980. Her award-nominating movies include “Basic Instinct” in 1992 and in “Casino” in 1995.
In 2015, Stone starred in the TNT drama series “Agent X” and most recently appeared in the features “The Disaster Artist.”
The NABEF award will be presented during the Celebration of Service to America Awards held Tuesday, June 21 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.