Blooming Cactus Award

PKIDs’ Blooming Cactus Award is given to those who bring possibility and change to the daunting world around us.

This award is named after the Night Blooming Cereus, an odd and homely desert cactus that looks ho-hum most of the year, holding its magic within. On a summer’s night, its scented bloom opens at nightfall and is gone by the morning’s sun.

Each bloom has but one night, but its appearance changes everything, as do the winners of this award.


CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center
Comprehensive Vaccine Education Website

Doctors Without Borders/Médicines Sans Frontières
Sub-Saharan Meningitis Vaccination Campaign

For those making
a difference in the world