The 9th Annual 'jeep jaunt' rolled through Acadiana Sunday, raising awareness of lung disease for the American Lung Association.

Roots!! (Facebook)

Hundreds of Jeeps and other 4x4s gathered at Celebrity Theaters in Broussard, lining up in anticipation of the trek to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

The Baudry Family enjoys 'jeep jaunt' 2014 (Facebook)

People from as far north as Texarkana, as far south as Cut Off; east from Covington and as far west as Lake Charles came together to help raise over $60,000 for the American Lung Association.

Hershey/ Great American Cookies in Lafayette helped us commemorate the event with a cookie cake, which sold at the auction for over $100!

Dozens of businesses and individuals donated door prize and auction items, everything from Jeep and 4x4 accessories to ice chests, furniture, apparel and even beverages to help raise money for the cause.

Scenes from Highway 87 on 'jeep jaunt' 2014 (Facebook)

The 'jaunters' left the theater parking lot shortly after 9:30, taking Highway 90 to Darnall Road in New Iberia.  From that point, the group made their way to Highway 87, all the way down to the Chitimacha Tribe's Reservation and, ultimately, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

The Shreveport crew at 'jeep jaunt' 2014 (Facebook)

Partnering with AJRF (the 'jeep jaunt's parent organization):  Sterling Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, KATC TV3, Celebrity Theaters, Hulco Printers and Townsquare Media (parent company of this radio station).

'jeep jaunt' 2014 (Staff Photo)

Other sponsors included Light Line of Louisiana, Smokey Hebert's Snap-On Tools, and Hulco Printers.