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'Dreams Do Come True' Winners Enjoy Special Treat

Bank Provides Tickets to Taylor Swift Concert at Nationals Park

Serena, her mom, and friends at Taylor Swift's concert Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank is dedicated to helping customers in Northern Virginia realize their dreams and is delighted to provide an update on a story we shared earlier in the year. Catherine and Serena Lommasson from Lorton, Virginia were selected as the winners of the Bank's "Dreams Do Come True" Program in December, 2014. The program, which was promoted on Facebook and the Bank's website, invited customers to nominate people that had a wish worth granting. Nominations poured in and the Lommasson's story was selected. The Bank awarded $1,000 to the family in December and recently provided 16-year old Serena with a special treat: tickets to the Taylor Swift concert at Nationals Park.

Serena has been battling brain cancer since she was two, bravely enduring numerous surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy. In December, Serena – with her mother Catherine by her side – underwent a new six-week radiation treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, more than 150 miles from her hometown. Serena's treatment concluded in January and she has been on the road to recovery at her home here in Virginia.

Serena, a huge music fan, received four tickets to see Taylor Swift's "1989 World Tour" concert at Nationals Park on Monday, July 13 from some really sweet seats. Serena, pictured here at Monday’s concert with her mom Catherine and Catherine's best friend, Jackie Benton, and her daughter Victoria, was able to share some pictures from the show. "After everything she's been through, we were happy to provide Serena with something that she could look forward to and enjoy," said Terry Cole, Senior Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank. "It was wonderful to see such a big smile on her face when we gave her the tickets and we are happy to see how much she enjoyed the concert," she added.

"We are grateful for the support and assistance that we have received from caring friends and neighbors including our friends at Burke & Herbert Bank," said Catherine Lommasson. "The concert was a lot of fun and I think it was just what the doctor ordered! Thank you Burke & Herbert Bank."

Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products along with investment accounts and trust and wealth management products and services. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.

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