Every year the U.S. Real Estate group at Allen & Overy chooses a charity for the annual Basketball Invitational. As we did last year, we are asking that each team donate $1,000 (or more!) to a charity that is close to us. This year we’ll be raising for Train The Brain. Train the Brain is dedicated to raising money for Burke Medical Research Institute Robotics Gait Program Initiative. Originally named Run4Brad, the charity was started when my close law school friend, Brad, suffered an AVM while training for the NYC Marathon. Today, Brad, with the help of his amazing wife, Jessica, is back at work as a Tax lawyer and he and Jessica have spent an incredible amount of time raising money for Burke as well as raising AVM awareness.