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2023 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award Winner 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Worth Chapter

Congratulations to our founder, Gabriel Vazquez Starling. Your dedication and selflessness have made a significant impact in the lives of others, and we couldn't be prouder of your remarkable achievement.

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Photographer Announcement
George Apodaca

We are thrilled to share that Tough Stars Give Back has partnered with George Apodoca of Arcpoint Studios to be our official photographer! We are so excited to have George on our team to help continue working on our mission to support charitable and educational organizations, with the goal of engaging the community and helping those in need. 

2023 Pink Tie Guys Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer Kicks Off This Week

During the 48-hour event, the Pink Tie Guys will raise funds for Susan G. Komen to help fight breast cancer for women and men. By Deborah Ferguson • Published February 9, 2023 | Credit: NBC 5 News

North Texas Moms Fighting Cancer Treated to Day of Pampering

Gabe Starling founded a nonprofit focused on finding a cure for cancer when he was only 7 years old

By Deborah Ferguson • Published May 4, 2022 | Credit: NBC 5 News

2021 Hispanic Heritage Month


2020 40 Under 40

2020 40 Under 40 Young Achiever Award: Gabriel Linton Starling, 12

Published July 2, 2020 

Credit: Fort Worth Business Press

Read Fort Worth


Tough Stars Gives Back and our Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce kicked off Gabriel's local campaign for grade-level reading. This local Fort Worth campaign raised $11,000 so far in 2019 thanks to Gabriel and is ambition to get kids reading this summer.

Something Good: Boy, 10, Creates Nonprofit to Give Back

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A boy in Fort Worth is onto something that adults need to remember, too: It's important to give back.

Published Oct 19, 2018 at 8:44 AM | Credit: NBC 5 News

Something Good: Tough Guys Give Back

A North Texas boy's mission to help his mom's friend, who's battling cancer, is something good. (Published Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 | Credit: NBC 5 News)

9-Year-Old Leads Fundraising Effort to Fight Cancer

It started with three words that an 8-year-old boy asked one day after overhearing his mother’s phone conversation: “What is cancer?”

Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:45am | Credit: Fort Worth Magazine 

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