Sisterhood Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Improving the Lives of Those Affected by Ovarian Cancer

Who We Are

The Sisterhood Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the Philadelphia, PA area.  It was started by Bette Simcox in loving memory of her sisters, Rose Imperial Desimone and Diane Imperial Daddona.  Bette and her family first faced the fight against ovarian cancer in the early eighties when her oldest sister, Rose, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  At the age of 52 Rose lost her battle with cancer.   A few years later Bette's twin sister, Diane, was diagnosed with the same disease.  She too lost her fight against ovarian cancer at the young age of 49. Since that time several other young family members of Bette's have also succumbed to this awful disease:  Alberta Imperial Turck; Janet Imperial Baranoski; and Benita Imperial.

Bette's family came together to offer support to their loved ones as they faced the challenges of ovarian cancer, both emotional and physical.  It is now their mission to help improve the quality of life for others who are living with or affected by ovarian cancer, as they did in their own family.