BAYSIDE, QUEENS — Hundreds of Baysiders are heading to Crocheron Park on Sunday in hopes of raising $100,000 for a local children’s hospital.

The 16th edition this summer Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary’s Children, a charity walkathon to benefit the hospital’s award-winning services for children with special needs, will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 12 at Crocheron Park. For attendees, registration begins one hour before the event.

Funds raised from the walk-a-thon will benefit Saint Mary’s services — like the state’s only daytime medical care program for young adults with disabilities — which often exceeds the cost of what families can afford and what Medicaid will cover, according to Brass Hospital.

“The proceeds from the walk will help ensure that we can continue to provide the highest level of care to our patients and we are extremely grateful for the community support we have received,” said Dr. Edwin Simpser, President and Chief towards St. Mary’s. Children’s Health System, said before a previous walk-a-thon.

As of Friday morning, donors had already raised more than half of the $100,000 fundraising goal, nearly $59,000.

On Sunday, walkathon participants will venture along a 1.2 mile long loop from Crocheron Park up to three times (equivalent to a walk of up to 3.6 miles).

Afterwards, attendees are encouraged to stay at the park for family-oriented activities including music, carnival games, arts and crafts, raffles, food and more.

Online registration closes Friday at 3 p.m., but on-site registration (cash preferred) is offered during check-in at 9 a.m., organizers said. Entry fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children.

The walkathon honors David Clarke, commercial healthcare bank and senior relationship manager for MT&T Bank.

Learn more about the event here.