Lighting the way

For too long, XDP has kept families and communities in the dark — but not today.

Our mission has always been clear — to blaze a trail in the fight against XDP: Cutting-edge research rooted in compassion. Holistic care rooted in innovation. A two-fold promise to illuminate the shadows with the best in scientific and social breakthroughs. Spurred on by our patients and partners, each day brings us one step closer to the cure; to finding a new ray of hope. Ang pag-asa sa bagong sikat ng araw.


We always put you first.

What began as a search for answers has become a call to serve. We are more than just a research institution. We know each face, each name, going beyond medical care to provide the best in psychological, spiritual and family counseling. Because at the end of the day, our work will always be about people.


We’re stronger together.

In providing the foremost support for XDP, we continue to work with the most reliable and credible partners. From cutting-edge research at the Collaborative Center for XDP at the Massachusetts General Hospital to leading livelihood programs with the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction — we know we’re in good company.


We deliver over and beyond.

Since 2014, we’ve funded rigorous scientific and medical research in the Philippines and around the world, helping hundreds of patients get the best care and treatment for XDP. Guided by our ultimate goal of finding the cure, we strive to give our patients and partners the best medical care and research possible.


We’re taking it to the next level

We believe in the power of curiosity — the what-ifs and why-nots. Backed by the latest research and advanced fieldwork, we push boundaries to provide effective treatments and progressive solutions for the multi-faceted challenges surrounding XDP patients and their families.

Sunshine Care Team

Atty. Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine
Founder and President
Dr. Patrick Acuña, MD
Vice President
Jasmin Soria
Executive Director
Niecy Grace Ganza-Bautista, RN, MSc GC
Research Manager
Genetic Counselor
Ma. Salvie Andrada, MD
Clinical Care Manager
Abigail Aguil
Patient Services Manager
Cara Cerado
Project Manager
Lala Buban
Creative Manager
Loradel Durana
Administrative Officer
John Benedict Lagarde, RN, MSc GC
Research Associate II
Genetic Counselor
Gierold Paul Legarda
Research Associate II
Shin Begalan, RN
Research Associate
Ana Rose Dolfo
Administrative Assistant
Ferdinand Andog
Liaison Officer
Health Centrum Hospital
The International Institute for Rural Reconstruction
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
Makati Medical Center
Metro Iloilo Hospital & Medical Center
Movement Disorder Society of the Philippines
Negros Volunteers for Change Foundation
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
Philippine General Hospital
Provincial Government of Capiz
Tawili University Center
University of Santo Tomas - Manila
University of the Philippines - Manila
University of the Philippines - Diliman
University of Santo Tomas Hospital

The Sunshine Care Foundation Inc., 2F
The Health Centrum, Teodorica Avenue, Banica, Roxas City, Philippines

The Sunshine Care Foundation Inc.,
Metro Iloilo and Medical Center, Metropolis Avenue, Iloilo City, Philippines

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