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Lebanese expat influencer runs barefoot marathon for cancer patients

Influencer Raymi Naouss, in partnership with NGO Crush Kancer with a Smile, ran over 40 kilometers as part of a barefoot marathon to raise money for patients struggling to find life-saving medicines in crisis-hit Lebanon.
Raymi Naouss, third from left, runs barefoot.

For Lebanese expat and content creator Raymi Naouss, coming home to Lebanon is usually an excuse to go out clubbing and spend time with friends. Back for the first time in two years, last weekend he instead ran barefoot for 43 kilometers to raise money for patients suffering from cancer.

Naouss, who lives in Dubai, was eager to do something for his struggling countrymen who are currently living under one of the worst financial crises in the country's history. But he was unable to travel due to restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. During that time, the situation of many in Lebanon dramatically changed for the worse, especially for those living with life-threatening illnesses.

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