Monday is Prematurity Awareness Day and the Detroit GM Renaissance Center is lighting up purple to raise awareness for this cause. Purple LED lights will shine on the building to symbolize hope for a healthy start for more babies.

There are more businesses across the state participating in the cause.  Flagstar bank will match all donations made on Monday to March of Dimes through a campaign on Crowdrise online funding site.

According to March of Dimes one in nine babies born in Michigan are premature.  It is the leading cause of deaths for newborns.

On Monday Michigan residents are asked to wear purple and use their social media accounts to share stories about premature birth, this is all meant to raise awareness.