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New resident prepares for 50-mile fundraiser event

Brandon Robichaud, a veteran of the U.S. Army and new resident of Madera County, plans to complete a 50-mile Ruck March around the city on November 11, Veterans Day.

The event, Stop Soldier Suicide, is a 50-Mile Ruck March powered by USAA. Their November challenge is the 50-Mile March to raise funds and awareness.

Robichaud will start early morning on November 11 at the VFW Post 1981. His route will begin by heading south on Granada Drive, left on Howard, left down the State Route 145, passing Courthouse Park memorials each time, and taking a left down Gateway Drive, onto Cleveland Avenue, and repeat. The loop is approximately 5.85 miles. He will be making eight full laps, then end at Courthouse Park in front of the Veterans’ monument.

Robichaud is a current member of the VFW Post 1981 and will carry a flag in remembrance of those who are no longer on this plane of existence. He is also asking for people to join him on his walk, if only for a partial portion of the 50 miles. Walk, run, or bike. It doesn’t matter. NO ONE should walk alone.

Robichaud has a Facebook page for the fundraising event.

The non-profit organization Stop Soldier Suicide can be reached at


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