Pee Party: J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

Pee Party is an irregular column in which we investigate places in town where people urinate. 

It’s September 1, and of course you know what that means: It’s the birthday of Phil McGraw, the psychologist and talk-show host better known as Dr. Phil. Happy Birthday, Dr. Phil! Here’s to many more years of Dr. Phil, the successful, long-running television program!

September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is in October, people wear pink ribbons and accessories. Childhood Cancer Awareness has its own color: gold.

Many of Kansas City’s fountains are available to dye in celebration of an event or cause. To draw attention to the very worthy issue of children’s cancer, the water in J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain has, as of today, been dyed gold.

In theory, this is great. In practice…

As you can see, the water spraying from the statues in the Plaza park has a yellow-fluorescent-marker color to it. Not gold, but not gross. When it settles in the water, though — it definitely looks like hot pee in a toilet bowl. 

We are not suggesting there is pee in the. J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain. 
We repeat, it is a terrible thing when children get cancer. Learn more about this very important issue here

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