Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies are born prematurely and many of them die.
In fact, experts say premature birth is the leading cause of death in newborns.
To get walkers ready, Chef Eric Paul was in our ABC7 studio to show how to make a dish with shrimp and grits.
March for Babies Chicago
Sunday, April 17
8 a.m.: Registration
9 a.m.: Walk Kicks Off
Start: Grant Park's Butler Field (Columbus Dr. & Jackson Blvd.)
Length: 3.1 miles