Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis got underway this afternoon at the JB Hunt corporate headquarters.
The family festival provides a fun and energetic atmosphere, allowing folks to be heard, and raise awareness about diseases in which most of those affected suffer in silence.
Sandy Anderson was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which can be an inherited disease.
"I have kids that are 13, and I want to try and help find a cure before they could possibly get diagnosed," Anderson says.
The event was put together by the Chron's and Colitis Foundation of America.
It wrapped up with a 1-2 mile stroll with family and friends.