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Toy auction brings smiles to St. Jude patients

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DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Bids were flying and children were smiling during a special auction Wednesday for the patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The children and their siblings were given play money to use in the hospital's 18th Annual Toy Auction. The event was hosted by the National Auctioneers Association.

Along with play money, the children were given bidding paddles to use when bidding on the free toys.

"We passed a lady in the hall that works here now that was a patient at one time and she said, 'This is one of my memories of one of the best things that happened while I was at St. Jude,'" said Megan McCurdy, NAA international auctioneer champion. "So just even if we are a small glimpse of a happy memory here at St. Jude, it's just amazing."

The National Auctioneers Association has raised more than $4 million for the hospital.

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