The Love4Lucas Foundation
The Love4Lucas Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) pending non-profit organization created in honor of Lucas Harashima.
Our mission is three-fold:
To bring attention to and raise awareness of DIPG, a deadly childhood cancer that so few people have heard about
To fund research specifically geared towards finding innovative treatment options and a cure for DIPG
To provide financial grants to help families of children diagnosed with DIPG
All research donations will be carefully applied to innovative research that we believe will improve survival rates for children who are diagnosed with DIPG. The Love4Lucas Foundation is a community-driven nonprofit organization and our fundraising activities are executed by a dedicated team of volunteers.
Board of Directors
Hide Harashima, Lucas' dad, is the co-founder of Masa+Boz LLC, a NY based management consulting firm that helps businesses grow by unifying analytics and creativity. Hide has a background in data analytics and served as a technology officer for a number of corporate companies. He received a BA in Psychology and Pre-Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis and completed the Executive Management Program at Columbia University. Hide's duties as President of Love4Lucas Foundation will include supervision of the affairs and operations of the Foundation and keep the Board of Directors informed about the activities of the Foundation.
Sansan Chen/Harashima, Lucas' mom, is Vice President, Product at WGSN Analytics, a next generation data, insights and advisory service and retail analytics platform. Prior to that, Sansan spent 10 years leading a suite of WGSN’s global fashion trend forecasting products after having spent 13 years in the fashion industry. She holds a (BBA) Bachelor of Business Administration, Design Marketing from Parsons School of Design. Her duties as Vice President of Love4Lucas Foundation will include leading fundraising activities for the Foundation, and managing the Foundation’s ecommerce, website and marketing strategy.
Patrick Chu is the co-founder of Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, a NJ based specialty pharmaceutical company and currently serves as President. Patrick is an attorney by training and worked for five years at the New York law firm of Skadden Arps. His duties as a director and officer of Love4Lucas will include general legal counsel, corporate secretary, compliance, fundraising and grant oversight.
Virginia Wong is the founder and program director of FLY Center based in New York City. For over 15 years, Virginia has worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities in educational, home, and community settings. She is a board certified behavior analyst and a New York State certified general and special education teacher. Her duties as a director and Treasurer of Love4Lucas will include establishing and supporting the mission, policies and objectives, overseeing the Foundation’s financials, ensuring ethical integrity and maintaining accountability.