JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - 13 percent of births in Arkansas in 2013 were premature and one organization wants that number to be zero.
The March of Dimes held a kickoff event at St. Bernards Health and Wellness on Wednesday.
Northeast Division Director for the March of Dimes Rachel Guerin said it is vital they get the communities support to continue their work.
"We're trying to find the answers to the questions of why moms are having these babies prematurely and we're doing a ton of research to make sure that we can have breakthroughs so that moms will have a better chance of having a healthy pregnancy," Guerin said.
The annual March for Babies walk is right around the corner. The walk will take place on April 18 at Arkansas State University.