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

Providence 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 six-foot, heart-shaped garland of roses during a ceremony in Providence. 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.


Mayor Jorge Elorza, City of Providence
Kimberly Poland, Poland Media Group founder and president, representing Accel Lifestyle
Additional Guests will be announced later
Monday, March 1, 2021, at 2 p.m.
Pedestrian Walkway and Bicycle Bridge in Downtown Providence  
(Off South Main St, across from Plant City)
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, who is a Rhode Island native, and Poland Media Group teamed up with The Floral Heart Project to bring the national movement to Providence and to help spread Libby’s message of love, support, and unity.

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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