CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation will Benefit from 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Oct. 14-16

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (September 22, 2022) – Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, hosted by Fifty Plus Foundation, announced today that East Tennessee’s CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation will be the beneficiaries of the third annual Festival on October 14-16, 2022. 

Funds raised through the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival will allow the expansion of the CHI Memorial Hospital Memory Disorder Center. This includes clinic space for patient evaluation and testing, expanded community dementia outreach educational programs, and research infrastructure to execute breakthrough clinical trials. 

The Center is now partnering with other dementia experts within CommonSpirit Health from around the U.S. to develop improved therapies for memory disorders based on lifestyle changes and advanced medical treatments.

Funds will also support equipment for the rapidly expanding state-of-the-art neuroendovascular and surgical operating rooms that treat life threatening brain emergencies. CHI Memorial is committed to the purchase of the robotic-assisted surgical system for endovascular brain surgery and the research needed to make remote patient treatment a reality.

“The generous support of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival over this past year has already translated into huge strides in advancing medical care for the patients of our region and throughout the country. We are extremely excited and honored to continue this shared vision that will continue to improve the lives of countless people,” said said Thomas Devlin, MD, PhD, neurologist, director of CHI Memorial Stroke and NeuroScience Center.

Funds will also support the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation in Chattanooga, which incubates cutting edge bio-medical technology and accelerates patient access to the latest medical advances in the neuroscience space. The Foundation is currently focused on Alzheimer’s Disease and Stroke Rehabilitation Medicine.

“This year the Foundation has underwritten a very promising new approach to understanding and treating Alzheimer’s at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis called Neuroimmunology,” said Foundation CEO Peter Catalano. “Proceeds from the Motorcar Festival are being directed to this and to other high-impact research efforts.”

“We are proud to again support CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation and their work on neuroscience research and technology,” said Byron DeFoor, founder of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. “Dr. Devlin’s tireless work is what inspires us to make this Festival a world-class event. The proceeds from this year’s Festival will help them serve the local community needs while making a global impact.”

Registration is open for the featured events scheduled for the 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.

The Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga will be conducted on Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14, and will start both days at 8:30 a.m. from the Westin Hotel Chattanooga. Registration is open at

About CHI Memorial
CHI Memorial is part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the country, and includes Baylor School of Medicine and Barrow Neurological Institute. Thomas Devlin, MD, PhD, serves as co-director of the CommonSpirit Health national neuroscience service line, creating powerful national research capabilities. The CHI Memorial Stroke and Neuroscience Center and NeuroScience Innovation Foundation work hand in hand to bring advances in neurological medicine forward for the benefit of all.

About the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation
The NeuroScience Innovation Foundationlaunched in August 2020 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Foundation Mission Statement is to support high-impact research initiatives using Foundation personnel and Foundation-supported lab facilities; and by contracting bespoke research from major institutions within the NeuroScience domain. Current priority areas of interest are stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition to a research Mission, the Foundation supports professional medical education and lecture programs by outstanding research scientists and clinicians. Additional grants are designated to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment at key neurology hospital facilities. The NeuroScience Innovation Foundation is a private, tax-exempt 501 [c] 3 charity incorporated in the state of Tennessee. 

About Chattanooga Motorcar Festival
Proceeds from the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival support neuroscience research through Fifty Plus Foundation, Inc. Approaching a decade of supporting Alzheimer’s Disease and neuroscience research, Fifty Plus Foundation, Inc., created the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to bring that support to a local level while funding research that will make a global impact. Learn more at