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Pair Up Newsroom

The Pair Up Newsroom provides information and resources for members of the news media. We welcome your inquiries! Please contact Tamara Ruggiero by calling 301.984.6657 or by sending her an email.

News Releases

American Kidney Fund Launches Pair Up Campaign (News Release)

Recent Media Coverage 

Renal Business Today: Being Above Average is Not Always Something to Be Proud Of

Huffington Post: Knocking Out a Silent Killer

Pamela’s Punch: American Kidney Fund Celebrity Health Champion Laila Ali Looks for a KO Against Kidney Disease

Fox 5: Laila Ali Works to Knockout Kidney Disease

The Washington Post (Reliable Source) - Celebvocate: Laila Ali on kidney disease

U.S. Rep. Moore: Recognizes National Kidney Month

Our World with Black Enterprise Show: Laila Ali interview

Sister2Sister Magazine: Laila Ali aims for kidneys in her latest fight

Wall Street Journal Online: Boxer's Second Career Fighting Disease Laila Ali Joins the Fight Against Kidney Disease

Tom Joyner Morning Show: Interview with Laila Ali

Renal Business Today: Many Unaware Diabetes, Hypertension Cause CKD

Nephrology News and Issues: AKF Survey Finds Those at Risk for Kidney Disease Might Not Know It

Background information 

Pair Up fact sheet (PDF)

American Kidney Fund fact sheet (PDF)

The 2011 American Kidney Fund Pair Up Survey (PDF)

LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO, American Kidney Fund (PDF(JPEG headshot)

Pair Up Health Fact Sheets


Your Health by the Numbers:

How much exercise is enough? Will losing a few pounds make a difference? When it comes to your health, small changes can have a big impact.


Diabetes and Your Kidneys:

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about the connection between diabetes and kidney disease.



High Blood Pressure and Your Kidneys:

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about the connection between high blood pressure and kidney disease.

Pair Up Logos and Guidelines

Pair Up Logos (ZIP folder)

Pair Up Logo Guidelines (PDF)

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