A Fun Party with a Meaningful Cause – Supporting the Teer Farm Party

By Courtney Whilden

When I opened Whilden, I knew I wanted to offer much more than just amazing, hard-to-find brands for our customers. I also wanted to be a part of the community – supporting causes that I believe deeply in. 

Last weekend, Whilden was a sponsor of the Teer Farm Party, a benefit that raises money to help fund research and treatment for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. My husband and I, along with a few friends, started the Farm Party six years ago when a friend was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Whilden has been a sponsor since we opened in 2016.


I love the Farm Party because it makes me feel like fall. It’s outdoors with fire pits and delicious food, catered by our favorite chef, Chef Paris. You’re surrounded by nature listening to incredible music. You can come in warm, cozy sweaters and boots and hang out with friends and family. There isn’t another party like it. But besides all of that, we are raising money for an important cause – cancer research.

Luckily, our friend has made a full recovery. But not everyone is so fortunate. We are fortunate, however, to have a world-class cancer treatment center right here in our backyard. Check out the important work UNC Lineberger is doing. I’m proud to be part of this community.  

Courtney Whilden