CHI Memorial And The NeuroScience Innovation Foundation Will Benefit From Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Oct. 14-16

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
CHI Memorial's Dr. Ranjith Babu performs an awake craniotomy to remove the patient's brain tumor and preserve important, healthy brain tissue
CHI Memorial's Dr. Ranjith Babu performs an awake craniotomy to remove the patient's brain tumor and preserve important, healthy brain tissue
photo by CHI Memorial
Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, hosted by Fifty Plus Foundation, announced that East Tennessee’s CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation will be the beneficiaries of the third annual Festival on Oct. 14-16. 

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 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., officials said.

“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, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, and will start both days at 8:30 a.m. from the Westin Hotel Chattanooga. Registration is open at

The Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16. Concours cars will be available for viewing on the streets of the West Village from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Applications to enter cars are available at

Applications to enter the racing events at the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, which begin on Thursday, Oct. 13, for practice sessions, and continue on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, for qualifying and racing events, are available at

VIP tickets are now available at

Volunteers are always welcome at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Volunteers may sign up at

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