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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A massive garage sale began Thursday in Overland Park in honor of a three-year-old girl who passed away from a brain tumor.

Allie Fisher died four years ago and as her parents grieved, a neighbor came forward with an idea to help.

The idea was a garage sale with all the proceeds benefiting the Children's Brain Tumor Project, to fund research for a cure.

It started small but this year, it's being held at Valley View United Methodist Church at 95th and Antioch in Overland Park. Dozens of volunteers donate items to be sold and they help with the set up. Allie's family says they're overwhelmed with how much it's grown over the past four years.

"It's nice to see it grow from a little garage sale in our front yard to the big garage sale in a church," her father, Kyle, said. "That first year she put it together in three weeks and ended up raising $4,500. People would come and shop the sale and then bring the donations back just to help the cause, which is really amazing."

Last year they raised $33,000 for brain tumor research.

Allie's sale runs Thursday through Saturday, from 7 a.m., until 6 p.m., at Valley View United Methodist Church at 95th and Antioch in Overland Park.