Rebirth Beirut in collaboration with Medco launched a special Mini-Marathon organized by ‘Beirut Marathon Association’ in support of the initiative: “Light Up Our Community” which aims to light up the streets of Beirut and bring life back to the city. The purpose of this event is to continue and support the great initiative of Rebirth Beirut and to pursue its projects in the capital. Mr. Gaby Fernaine, Founder and President of Rebirth Beirut, stressed the importance of combining sports with Rebirth Beirut’s initiative to bring back light and life to the city. Mr. Fernaine described sports as a unifying factor for the Lebanese people and said: ‘Wewant to use this power to create positive change in our city.” He then added: ‘We call on people to practice walking at night without fear of security incidents, and Beirut will remain the city of light and life’. The largest part of the Corniche was illuminated in cooperation with the American University of Beirut and another part of the corniche with”Lahoya Suites” and the last part of it with “Bay View Hotel”. All participants were granted a medal as an act of recognition and appreciation. Rebirth Beirut thanked all the sponsors who contributed to the success of this event and mostly his Excellencygovernor of Beirut judge Marwan Abboud. It is worth mentioning that the association has illuminated to date more than 92 streets and 9 main avenues and 3 squares, 2 stairs, 1 garden and 1 tunnel in Beirut and is actively participating in keeping Beirut on the international map as a capital of love, life, and culture.
Source: National News Agency – Lebanon