Travis Wright Memorial Buyers’ Club

The Buyers’ Club is Now Online!

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Travis Wright Photo courtesy of Robert Markeley

Travis Wright
Photo courtesy of Robert Markley

Travis Wright’s Legacy Means Better Health for Everyone

What most characterized activists and volunteers in the early years of the AIDS epidemic was their strong desire to help people stay healthy and stay alive. Travis Wright exemplified this spirit. Before the introduction of the more effective antiretrovirals we have today, the medications available at the time caused terrible side effects.

Travis Wright conducted research into alternative remedies and nutritional supplements that would bolster the immune system of people living with HIV and help address the numerous side effects. He started the Buyers’ Club at PACT for Life (People with AIDS Coalition of Tucson), one of SAAF’s predecessor agencies, and ran the program for many years. When Travis died in November of 1994, PACT changed the name to the Travis Wright Memorial Buyers’ Club in honor of his service to the community.

Until December 2010, the Buyers’ Club was located in SAAF’s offices. The hours were limited and the program was just breaking even. All of that would change when Deb Van Sant and Greg Rogan, long-time donors and supporters of SAAF, proposed a forward-thinking business plan that included the Travis Wright Memorial Buyers’ Club as part of their new pharmacy.

Deb Van Sant and Greg Rogan generously donated 250 square feet of floor space in their Cactus Drug Pharmacy (formerly The Medicine Shoppe) which effectively doubled the size of the Buyers’ Club and expanded the hours to be opened from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week.

The Buyers’ Club is part of SAAF’s Complementary Therapies Program which provides access to alternative health care services such as naturopathy, acupuncture and chiropractic care as well as providing nutritional supplements to help people living with HIV/AIDS better manage their symptoms and HIV medication side effects.

With the generous support of many selfless volunteers, Cactus Drug Pharmacy, and SAAF’s Care Services division, Travis Wright’s legacy continues on today.

Member Benefits

Our Buyers’ Club Members have such an impact on the programming offered through SAAF. Only accomplished by Member’s support is it possible for us to continue to provide complementary therapies for our SAAF clients.

Every dollar that you spend at the Buyers’ Club provides financial support for SAAF programs that assist individuals affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. All proceeds support our community and remain here, in our communities.

Membership has the additional benefits of selecting special order items and comprehensive information on the latest industry research and time-tested products. We offer direct shipping of your orders door to door, if you choose.

Our Funding Partners

Our Funding Partners are organizations that address social needs in the areas of mental health, integrative medicine, cultural/spiritual enrichment and philanthropic education – Our sincerest thanks to Armstrong McDonald Foundation, The Lovell Foundation, and Nordstrom for generously supporting SAAF programs.

Inventory

The Buyers’ Club does not advertise prices of products because manufacturers ask that retailers not display a price if product prices drop below a certain amount.

Our pricing indicates that the price of the items in the Buyers’ Club are so low that the manufacturers have requested that it not be advertised. This is good news for you!

For a list of the Buyers’ Club inventory, visit the online store today.

Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00 pm

Location:

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)
375 S Euclid Ave

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For Questions about the Buyers’ Club, please contact Brian Munoz, Support Services Manager, at (520) 547-6135 or bmunoz@saaf.org.

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