Offer the breath of life

ENCINITAS — Take a deep breath and offer some help.“Breathe: A Fundraising Night for Anna Young” is being held at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 hosted by two local businesses. Anna Young, a 31-year-old Cardiff local, has been living with a very rare lung disease for most of her life and is in need of a double lung transplant. She is No. 3 on the transplant wait list at UCLA Medical Center, but faces major medical costs associated with this procedure.

Two Encinitas businesses, Bliss 101 and Bloom Natural Health, have partnered to host the fundraiser at Bliss 101 687 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Already 60 individuals and businesses have stepped forward and donated items for the event’s silent auction. All proceeds from the evening will go directly to covering Anna’s medical costs, including housing, pre-operation, post-operation care, anti-rejection drugs and more.

Organizers have created a video at for supporters to learn more about the cause.

Enjoy an evening of live music from surf commentator and former pro-surfer, Peter King and Davia Matson, of Dakoda Motor Company. The event is also sponsored in part by SurfRide, Reef, and CB Culinary Services.