Announcing CHI Memorial and NeuroScience Innovation Foundation as Event Beneficiaries

Announcing CHI Memorial and NeuroScience Innovation Foundation as Event Beneficiaries

Jun 7, 2021

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Announces CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation as Beneficiaries of Oct. 15-17 Event

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 7, 2021) – 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 second festival on October 15-17, 2021. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Funds raised through the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival will support the creation of research space at CHI Memorial, including the purchase of a state-of-the-art system that will be used to research the performance of robotic-assisted thrombectomies, a procedure that removes blood clots from inside an artery or vein. Through this space, CHI Memorial will generate the next 10-plus years of neuroscience medical breakthroughs.

“I personally am pleased to be working with the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival again this year. Everyone involved in this exciting event is passionate about our goals, and we will all work together to help bring awareness and support to our cause,” 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 to the people of our region and globally.

“The NeuroScience Innovation Foundation is designed to be the seed crystal of a burgeoning biomedical sector in Chattanooga and the surrounding region” said Foundation CEO Peter Catalano. “We’re grateful to the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival for designating us as beneficiary recipients”.

“We are proud to be associated with CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation and their work on neuroscience research and technology,” said Alexis Bogo, event advisor to the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. “The proceeds from this year’s festival will help them serve the local community needs while making a global impact.”

“On behalf of CHI Memorial, I would like to applaud the Fifty Plus Foundation and the DeFoor Brothers for their support of the families of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease as well as their devotion to raising money for neuroscience research,” said Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial.

The 2021 festival features the Concours d’Elegance, West Village Road Rallye, Mecum Auctions and The Pace Grand Prix at the Bend. Other family-friendly events will be scheduled and announced later. Additional information may be found at

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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 Foundation launched in August 2020 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The FoundationMission 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