The fight against breast cancer brings out nearly 17-thousand Sunday to help raise money for research. Evansvilles Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event where many gather who have experienced effects of the disease first hand. The fight against breast cancer has many faces and Mary Damm is the sister of one. Her sister died from breast cancer in 2000 and though she fought a courageous battle, she lost. Damm still finds it hard to talk about even two years later. But she makes it through by coming to the races doing what she can to support cancer research. And there were many like Damm supporting the memory of a loved one lost to cancer but on the other side of that were cancer survivors and messages of hope. Jean Williams was a part of more than 800 women making up the parade of survivors. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 and is now 70 years old. Williams says theres been many strides in the survival rate since she was first diagnosed. She hopes that that will continue and believes she serves as an example of that light at the end of tunnel. By the end of 2007, Komen will have invested nearly one billion dollars in breast cancer research and community outreach programs.