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Lifechangers: Sharon Stone Raises $100K for Down Syndrome

"Extra" Lifechanger and Hollywood A-lister Sharon Stone, raised $100K for the National Down Syndrome Society at the organization's 2011 Spring Luncheon in NYC.

Stone revealed to "Extra's" AJ Calloway she became involved in the charity thanks to a special person in her life. "When I was a kid, I babysat for my longtime, now dear friend, Jimmy Burkhart."

Sharon paid tribute to Jimmy, whom she's known for over 40 years, and recalled babysitting for the then-mischievous Burkhart. "He put the garden hose in his father's gas tank when I was in the other room and I got in kind of a lot of trouble for that," Stone remembered, adding, "We have had a pretty spectacular relationship and we've been friends for a long time."

The actress excitedly said, "Many things have changed in the world of Down syndrome, and lots of advancements have been made."

For more information on the National Down Syndrome Society, click here.