The Sunshine Care Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing care and support for XDP patients and their families. It also funds and promotes scientific research on the brain, on understanding other neurodegenerative diseases, and finding the cure through The Collaborative Center for XDP at Mass General.



X-Linked Dystonia Parkinsonism or XDP is an adult-onset, genetic movement disorder which primarily affects males of Filipino descent especially those with ancestry from the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is characterized by dystonic and parkinsonian traits. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder where muscles contract involuntarily resulting in uncontrollable, repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Parkinsonian traits, on the other hand, manifest in symptoms such as slow movements, lack of facial expression, and tremors.