Actress Sharon Stone lost half of her savings in the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

Stone received the Courage Award during a Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) ceremony and participated in the fundraiser, and said during her acceptance speech (via The Hollywood Reporter ), “I know you have to work. and understand that managing money is difficult. I’m technically an idiot, but I can write a check. And right now I know what’s going on. I just lost half my money in this bank thing and that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t come.’

Stone went on to say that her presence at the fundraiser follows the recent death of her brother Patrick Stone at the age of 57 from heart disease.

“My brother just died, and that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be here. It’s not an easy time for any of us. This is a difficult time for the world, but I’m telling you, I’m not having a politician tell me what I can and can’t do,” he said, adding: “How I can and can’t live, and what’s the value of of my life and who is not. So get up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. I challenge you. That’s courage.”

Stonos recalled being told she had breast cancer because of a large lump in her breast. The tumor was later found to be benign, but resulted in the actress undergoing reconstructive surgery in 2001.

“I went to the hospital saying, ‘If you open me up and it’s cancer, please take both of my breasts out,’ because I’m not a person who is defined by my breasts,” Stone shared.