Major League Baseball, PEOPLE and the Washington Nationals today announced Dr. John Glaspy as the Nationals “All-Star” of the “All-Stars Among Us” campaign, which recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways.

Dr. Glaspy will be honored during the pre-game ceremony at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis on July 14 on FOX, at which President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.The “All-Stars Among Us” program is central to the 2009 MLB All-Star Summer events dedicated to charitable initiatives and recognition of the important role of community service.

Dr. Glaspy is a strong voice for cancer patients and their families and works to dispel the social isolation that often affects them. His ideas inspired Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that awards grants to researchers that could change the face of cancer treatment.Dr. Glaspy travels to Washington frequently for work and began following the Nationals when they returned to the District in 2005.

“The All-Stars Among Us winners are making a significant impact in their communities with a selfless dedication to very important causes,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. “Major League Baseball is proud to honor this impressive group of people whose achievements demonstrate the renewed sense of community service that will make our nation an example for the world.”