PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Emily's Entourage held its 8th annual winter gala in East Falls on Saturday night.
The foundation's goal is to accelerate research for new treatments and a cure for certain mutations of cystic fibrosis--a fatal genetic disease primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system.
Since 2011, Emily's Entourage has awarded more than $3.8 million in research grants.
Co-founder, Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, has a rare form of cystic fibrosis and at 34 years old, she's fighting for a cure.
This year's award recipients are local philanthropists Kami and Josh Verne.
Action News reporter Annie McCormick was among Saturday night's guests.
Emily's Entourage holds 8th annual winter gala to fund cystic fibrosis research