New Lenox's St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser for cancer research was a life-giving event. But for one couple it was also about a new life together.
Pat Biangamano, 24, of New Lenox, got his head shaved to help raise funds for cancer research. And then with his inhibitions shaved away, he knelt down on one knee and asked 23-year-old Jessica Caputo of Downers Grove to marry him.
In a crowed of at least 500 people at the American Legion, 14414 Ford Drive, she said, "Yes." The couple has been dating since 2008.
Why a wedding proposal on St. Baldrick's Day?
It was all about the date—the 22nd, said Biangamano.
- met on June 22, 2008
- first date on July 22, 2008
- Jessica's birthday—Sept. 22, 1989
"I knew she'd be surprised that I'd get my head shaved," he said.
Caputo agreed. She was not expecting a marriage proposal. "I'm absolutely shocked. I didn't see it coming at all. I'm so happy."
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