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Accel Lifestyle Partners with Floral Heart Project for COVID-19 National Day of Mourning

Houston ceremony to pay tribute to the lives lost to the pandemic


In recognition of a proposed National Day of Mourning for those who’ve died due to COVID-19, Accel Lifestyle and Poland Media Group, in connection with The Floral Heart Project, will be laying down a floral heart during a ceremony at Memorial Park in Houston. The event is part of a national movement, during which similar ceremonies are planned across the country on the same day.


While the ceremony is not intended to be a large gathering, the heart will remain for five days to give the public an opportunity to view the living memorial and to mourn in their own way.


Video and photo assets can be found here.


Megan Eddings, Founder and CEO of Accel Lifestyle – speaking

Shellye Arnold, CEO Memorial Park Conservancy – speaking

Nga Nguyen, Owner Texas Nature Sunshine Farm – guest – grew & donated flowers and floral heart designer

Lindsey Rose King, Founder & Lead Curator Mostess – guest – floral heart designer

Additional Guests are pending and will be announced later



Monday, March 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. – Private Ceremony – Media Invited


Memorial Park, Houston, Texas

LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO RAIN: North Lakeside Pavilion. It is located in the Clay Family Eastern Glades and sits next to the Food Truck Location.


The Floral Heart Project is an ongoing effort by artist Kristina Libby to help provide healing, compassion, and sympathy for those impacted by COVID-19. The movement began in April 2020 and has gotten national media attention from outlets like The New York Times, CNN, and the New York Post. While the project is non-partisan, the effort on March 1st is aligned with Marked by COVID’s work to create a National Day of Mourning. To date, more than 50 mayors from around the United States have supported the group’s resolution. The Floral Heart Project supports efforts that are actively focused on creating memorials now and permanent memorials in the future.  


Accel Lifestyle Founder and CEO Megan Eddings, Houston based business owner and resident who was recently named one of the 40 Under 40 by Houston Business Journal, and Poland Media Group teamed up with The Floral Heart Project to bring the national movement to Houston and to help spread Libby’s message of love, support, and unity.


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About Accel Lifestyle:

Founded by Megan Eddings – the creative chemist who developed Prema® fabric – Accel Lifestyle is the first ethical activewear brand for people who sweat and want to smell fresh.  Combining proprietary science, fashionable fitness apparel for women and men, and an ethical supply chain, Accel Lifestyle is creating a movement for positive change. Accel Lifestyle’s mission is to empower people and inspire them to “Accel”erate their lives by promoting confidence, making healthy choices, and helping others. 

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