Man behind “Swim to Ferguson” billboard has big fundraising goals

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - What’s the best way to make a big statement? A billboard perhaps.

Henry Biggs, a professor at Washington University, is the man behind the “Swim to Ferguson” billboard along highway 40.

On Tuesday, July 14 Biggs is going to attempt to swim 27 miles around the island of Manhattan. His goal is to raise money for the youth in Ferguson.

Biggs joins Fox 2 via Skype to talk about his reasoning behind the big swim.

If you would like to donate to his fundraising goal, visit