Latest Past Events

Paddle for Sight

Adventure Mystic 15 Holmes Street, Mystic

Celebrate the last day of summer with a paddle on the Mystic River, benefiting Hope in Focus and research to treat blindness! On Wednesday, September 21, the last day of summer, join our paddle fundraiser sponsored by Adventure Mystic. Your fee includes a paddleboard or kayak, paddle, and life jacket. (Rain date, Thursday, September 22.) […]


Let’s Chat About…Opus Genetics

Ben Yerxa, Co-Founder & President, Opus Genetics Let’s Chat About … Opus Genetics Ben Yerxa, PhD, is Co-Founder & President of Opus Genetics. Founded in 2021, Opus Genetics is a patient-first, science-driven gene therapy company tackling manufacturing obstacles standing in the way of treatments for ultra-rare blinding conditions. Dr. Yerxa will speak about the Opus […]

Let’s Chat About … Self-Advocacy and Supporting Your Child’s Education

Beth Borysewicz, State of CT Department of Aging and Disability Services; Bureau of Ed. Services for the Blind Let’s Chat About … Self-Advocacy in the Classroom Beth Borysewicz is the Vice Chair on the Hope in Focus Board of Directors, and is an Education Consultant for the Department of Aging and Disabilities, Bureau of Education […]

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