By john Burton
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Along the First Avenue business district shoppers and passersby will notice the window of Salon@68, a hair and nail salon.
The window will feature specially painted murals as the salon once again participates in this year’s Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness and mammography initiative.
Murals were painted on the window last year too.
Jennifer Fligor and her mother, Cindy, who owns Salon@68 at 68 First Ave. decided to paint the murals – with the help of Callie Fligor, Jennifer’s younger sister – in honor of Jeanne Fary, Cindy’s sister, a breast cancer survivor, who also pitched in and helped paint last year.
The group, along with Callie’s boyfriend, are expected to take paintbrushes in hand Saturday, May 3, to decorate the glass.
Last year was a garden theme, complete with a white picket fence. “We had flowers and butterflies and stuff like that,” Jennifer said.
This year, the group has decided on a shore theme with beach images and a lighthouse, she said.
The Fligors undertook the art project because, “we were shocked” when Fary was diagnosed; the family doesn’t have a history of breast cancer, Jennifer said.
They hope others will take inspiration from the art and the struggle Fary underwent battling it.
“It is a very real thing and we hope it encourages women to get checked,” she said.
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