Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Buyers’ Club Now Online
Through generous support from the Lovell Foundation, SAAF has been able to bring its venture, the Travis Wright Memorial Buyers’ Club, to a whole new audience, as it moves online. The Buyers’ Club offers the general community high-quality vitamins, supplements, protein powders, and more at reduced rates. Started in 1988, the Buyers’ Club has offered nutraceuticals to SAAF clients and the general community, supplements that help bolster the immune system of people living with HIV and help address the numerous side effects.
Until December 2010, the Buyers’ Club was located in SAAF’s offices when Deb Van Sant and Greg Rogan, long-time donors and supporters of SAAF and owners of Cactus Drug, proposed a forward-thinking business plan that included the Buyers’ Club as part of their new pharmacy. Donating 250 square feet of floor space in their pharmacy, Deb and Greg doubled the size of the Buyers’ Club and expanded hours. Cactus Drug closed last month and the physical Buyers’ Club space moved back over to the SAAF offices, located at 375 South Euclid Avenue. We thank Deb & Greg for all they did to support the Buyers’ Club these past 6 years.
Seeing the success of moving the Buyers’ Club to a more high-profile, public location, in 2015, the Lovell Foundation made a grant to SAAF to further expand the Buyers’ Club and bring it online. The website, at www.tucsonbuyersclub.org, which launched on August 10, 2016, has been a dream for many years. SAAF Executive Director, Wendell Hicks, states, “By bringing the Buyers’ Club online, we are greatly expanding on the positive impacts the program has had for thousands of SAAF clients over the years. Now, it will be even easier for members of the community to take control of their health while supporting SAAF and saving a little bit of money, too.”
Membership in the Buyers’ Club is free and open to the general public. For more information about becoming a member, visit www.tucsonbuyersclub.org.
Contact: Wendell Hicks, Executive Director
Luis Ortega, Director of Programs (520) 547-6127
SAAF’s mission is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action. For more information about the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) or to schedule a tour of SAAF, please visit www.saaf.org or call (520) 628-7223.