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The Walk for Mental Health, a fund-raiser to benefit Transitional Services for New York Inc., will take place Sunday at Flushing-Meadow Corona Park.

The event is open to everyone and is part of a spring fund-raising campaign that includes a luncheon sponsored by Walk Chairman and New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine and a raffle.

The walk route begins and ends at the Unisphere and winds through the park. Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. to noon with an opening ceremony slated for 10 a.m. Other attractions will include face painting, music, clowns, food and giveaways.

A free commemorative T-shirt will be awarded to anyone raising $60 or more in pledges.

TSI is a 26-year-old social service provider helping some 2,500 inpatient and outpatient clients at 11 facilities in Queens.

As a prelude to Sunday’s event, Bobby Valentine’s “Luncheon for Mental Health” is slated Thursday, April 21, at his Bobby V’s Restaurant, 37-10 114th St., Corona, noon to 2 p.m. Reservations are required. Call TSI at 746-6647, Ext. 24.

In addition to Bobby V’s, sponsors include the TimesLedger, NYC Parks and Recreation, North Fork Bank, Keyspan, Webline Designs and Poland Springs.

The Walk will take place rain or shine.

More information: call TSI or visit its website, walk@MentalHealthWalk.org

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