For one local couple, marriage marks the union of two families committed to a cause - fighting prostate cancer.
These days Jacqui Allan and Dan Keegan are busy getting ready for their August 8th wedding.
But they're always ready to share the unusual story of what brought them together.
After Jacqui's dad Fred lost his battle with prostate cancer, her family brought pictures of their team in the Gary Papa Run to the viewing.
It happened to be the funeral home where Keegan worked.
"He saw the picture display and said 'I'm glad you run for your dad. I run for my dad who passed,'" Jacqui said.
At the next run, Dan spotted Jacqui's family at Art Museum.
"He came up to us and said 'I'm so happy you're here, how's everything going?'" Jacqui said.
The two started talking, hit it off, and were soon inseparable.
When Dan decided to pop the question, he concocted an elaborate scheme to get Jacqui back to the Art Museum saying her ailing grandfather wanted some of the famous pound cake from Stock's bakery.
She fell for that ruse, but as they drove toward the museum, Mother Nature almost got in the way.
"When Cecily Tynan came on my phone and said 'severe thunderstorm warning' I was like, 'Oh, God,'" Dan said.
Despite pouring rain at the museum, Dan completed his mission.
"He ended up getting down on one knee and proposing," Jacqui said. "On our way home we saw a rainbow, and thought our dads are here."
The couple says they won't stop raising money to fight prostate cancer till there's a cure.
Their dads would want it that way.