BENEFITING: 21ST CENTURY DADS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: 21ST CENTURY DADS FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2017
My name is Anais Pery and I was raised by a single parent.
My mother worked very hard to give me what I needed when I was a child but my father’s absence was a critical point to my well-being which resulted in behavioral problems and social difficulties throughout my childhood. At school, I became paralyzed when speaking out loud in front of the classroom and at home, I was aggressive, both towards my mother and with my friends. Over time, I lost all confidence and shut down within myself.
Now, well within a much more secure journey into my adulthood, I have realized how living a part from my biological father had drastic consequences on my education, familial relationships and mental health.
Here is my hope: I am hoping that we can ride together and raise enough funds to support dads in their fulfillment of their parental responsibilities and encourage kids in their emotional journeys. So on October 1st, I am teaming up with 21st Century Dads Foundation to host a cycling event in Hoboken, a charity which aims to support fathers and children with special needs worldwide.
Thank you all so much!