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First solo unassisted swim between Bonaire and Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD, KRALENDIJK – On November 19th, 2022, Deaxo Croes, a courageous Aruban Open Water swimmer, will attempt the first solo unassisted swim between the sister islands Bonaire and Curaçao. The aim of this challenge is to raise awareness on the prevention of cancer and collecting funds for three foundations dedicated to cancer on the ABC Islands: CORESA Foundation Aruba, Caribbean Prevention Center Curaçao and Kanker Fonds Bonaire. 

WILLEMSTAD, KRALENDIJK

– On November 19th, 2022, Deaxo Croes, a courageous Aruban Open Water swimmer, will attempt the first solo unassisted swim between the sister islands Bonaire and Curaçao. The aim of this challenge is to raise awareness on the prevention of cancer and collecting funds for three foundations dedicated to cancer on the ABC Islands: CORESA Foundation Aruba, Caribbean Prevention Center Curaçao and Kanker Fonds Bonaire.

 

The event carries the name ‘Crossing for Prevention’, referencing the 2018 event ‘Crossing for Hope’ where Deaxo, together with four team members, swam from Venezuela to Aruba raising a total of AWG 123,000.00 for Koningin Wilhelmina Kanker Fonds Aruba.   

The event carries the name ‘Crossing for Prevention’, referencing the 2018 event ‘Crossing for Hope’ where Deaxo, together with four team members, swam from Venezuela to Aruba raising a total of AWG 123,000.00 for Koningin Wilhelmina Kanker Fonds Aruba.  

 

Three years later, the Venezuela – Aruba challenge is still an inspiration for many to chase their dreams. However, one question always remained. What and when is the next challenge?  

Three years later, the Venezuela – Aruba challenge is still an inspiration for many to chase their dreams. However, one question always remained. What and when is the next challenge?

 

Motivated by the challenge and thrill of achievement, Deaxo hopes to redefine what is humanly possible by showing feats of strength, endurance, and perseverance. At the same time, it inspires, motivates, and brings much joy to the people in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.   

Motivated by the challenge and thrill of achievement, Deaxo hopes to redefine what is humanly possible by showing feats of strength, endurance, and perseverance. At the same time, it inspires, motivates, and brings much joy to the people in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.  

 

The crossing is set to be a swim of about 53 kilometers, starting at midnight from the southern tip of Bonaire, Red Slave Huts, to the eastern point of Curaçao. To execute this challenge, many factors need to be taken into account, such as the ocean’s conditions, Deaxo’s physical capabilities, proper nutrition, and safety procedures. A team of 25 passionate and knowledgeable volunteers, consisting of medical doctors, a dietitian, an open water coach, kayakers, assistant swimmers and divers, a film crew, and three boat crews, will accompany Deaxo to make this transverse possible. Most of these individuals are the same people who accompanied Deaxo during the Venezuela – Aruba challenge, their presence is imperative to the successful completion of this event.  

The crossing is set to be a swim of about 53 kilometers, starting at midnight from the southern tip of Bonaire, Red Slave Huts, to the eastern point of Curaçao. To execute this challenge, many factors need to be taken into account, such as the ocean’s conditions, Deaxo’s physical capabilities, proper nutrition, and safety procedures. A team of 25 passionate and knowledgeable volunteers, consisting of medical doctors, a dietitian, an open water coach, kayakers, assistant swimmers and divers, a film crew, and three boat crews, will accompany Deaxo to make this transverse possible. Most of these individuals are the same people who accompanied Deaxo during the Venezuela – Aruba challenge, their presence is imperative to the successful completion of this event. 

 

Fundashon Bon Intenshon wholeheartedly supports this initiative and asks anyone who cares about Fundashon Prevenshon to donate in his or her own way. 

Fundashon Bon Intenshon wholeheartedly supports this initiative and asks anyone who cares about Fundashon Prevenshon to donate in his or her own way.

 

Deaxo Croes, a unique human being and true champion who offers his swimming abilities, helps with his action to raise awareness for and underline the importance of cancer prevention.  

Deaxo Croes, a unique human being and true champion who offers his swimming abilities, helps with his action to raise awareness for and underline the importance of cancer prevention.

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