Yelena Averbukh

It was an amazing journey for me from the cynical reluctant fundraiser to the true champion for the cause that WWO personifies. World Wide Orphans organization was started as a dream by NYC pediatrician Dr. Jane Aronson more then 15 years ago and now, with millions in active budge,t serves to orphaned children in need in such countries as Serbia, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Haiti, Vietnam and USA. WWO provides opportunities for rehabilitative programs for kids with psychological trauma in areas of extreme poverty and disaster. Through innovative program called Element of Play, WWO provides children and adults with access to play-based experiences and learning to support child development and school readiness, heal trauma and create healthy, connected and vibrant communities.

My kids, Hana and Michael, will be joining me again during upcoming Five Borough Bike Tour, and are more socially aware and connected to current world events by becoming the part of this great fundraiser.


WWO is honored to once again serve as a Charity Partner in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour.
For five years, our fearless WWO Superhero Riders have not only biked 40 miles through the 5 boroughs of New York City, they have also raised tens of thousands of dollars for WWO and the children we serve. This year, 35 of our most enthusiastic and active supporters will be riding the 40 miles once again.

WWO's mission is to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children through access to medical care, education, and psychosocial support so they can become healthy, independent, and productive members of their community and the world.

Want to join the WWO Superhero Riders? Email patrickj@wwo.org.

To learn more about WWO, visit wwo.org 

We depend on you - every gift matters and all gifts make a difference.

Who's riding this year? Click here! 

You're able to support one of our wonderful riders or donate to the whole team!