The Maryland nominees raised $223,129.

While Miller is the face of the campaign, his wife of 18 years, Trish, is the legs, her husband said.

Often Trish Miller finds herself putting away materials at 11 p.m., knowing that she will take them out first thing in the morning.

"I've come to realize that fundraising is a very hard thing to do," Trish Miller said as she rode to Bethany Beach for Memorial Day weekend. "It's taken a whole village of people to make these events happen ... and raise the money we want to raise."


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Trish Miller likened the fundraising support received so far to the assistance her family received while her husband was going through treatment for his cancer.

Friends and family, for example, would watch the children or tend to the garden so the couple could focus on survival.

"When your family has the disease and you're involved with the disease, it's a personal fight," Trish Miller said. "Now, it's not just a fight for us. It's a fight for everyone who is affected by cancer or will be affected by cancer."

Trish Miller has even worked to get eight local schools in on the fundraising action.

Catonsville Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Westchester Elementary, Catonsville Middle, Our Lady of Victory, St. John's Parish Day and St. Mark schools all have boxes collecting change to benefit the campaign.

The class raising the most money at each school receives a pizza party. The school that raises the most will receive a visit from a Ravens player.

Trish Miller said Hillcrest and St. John's have already raised more than $1,000 each.

Catonsville High School students will enter to win a Joe Flacco mini football helmet the school week ending June 1.

With only a few weeks in their campaign, the Millers still have a few fundraisers remaining.

Trish Miller encouraged people to check their website, http://www.relentlessforacure.com, to learn about upcoming local happy hours that will benefit their fundraising efforts.

Whether the Millers finish short or in excess of their goal, they likely will continue to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

"There are no losers. At the end of the day, you go home and you think, 'I've done all I can to do this,' " Doug Miller said. "We're all winners."

"(This campaign) has definitely opened my eyes to the fact that my efforts for fundraising for this cause are definitely not over," Trish Miller said.