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Historic swim by Deaxo Croes taking place this Saturday

November 18, 2022

Crossing for Prevention

Crossing for Prevention 2022 is a historic swim by Deaxo Croes between sister islands, Bonaire and Curaçao that will take place on Saturday, November 19th, 2022.

On Thursday, November 17th, 2022, a press conference took place, and also Deaxo Croes had a swim training with Bonaire swimmers afterwards. They swam the “Swim to Klein Bonaire” route and took a total of around 52 minutes in the water.

Deaxo’s journey on Saturday will cover approximately 53 KM in the Caribbean Sea, from the west coast of Bonaire to the east point of Curaçao.

Deaxo Croes is an Aruban Open Water swimmer. In 2018 he swam from Venezuela to Aruba together with five other swimmers to fulfill a dream and social cause to raise cancer awareness in Aruba. This time, Deaxo’s dream is to include Bonaire and Curaçao in his cause to raise cancer awareness and to promote the colossal work tirelessly done by the local cancer foundations. Together with a team of professional kayakers, doctors, nutritionist and other team mates, Deaxo strives for human passion and excellence for a cause that could touch each one of us. Cancer causes about 1 in every 6 deaths worldwide. Cancer is the second leading cause of death only preceded by cardiovascular disease.

Crossing for Prevention is an event to raise awareness and seek generous financial support from the local communities to the cancer foundations.

Tourism Coporation Bonaire wants to wish Deaxo all the best with this journey.

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