Madonna visits Malawi AP

Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

The Material Girl Turning 60! Happy Birthday, Madonna

Madonna will turn 60 on Aug. 16.

July 30, 2018 - 7:38 am

NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.

The singer tells The Associated Press she's teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through August 31. Fans can donate directly to Madonna's Facebook page or start their own fundraiser on the social media site to raise money for the singer's campaign.

The proceeds will benefit her Raising Malawi foundation, and global payments company Ripple said it would match all of the donations.

Madonna, who was born in Bay City, Michigan but grew up in Rochester ... before making the world her home, will turn 60 on Aug. 16.

The pop icon, who adopted four children from Malawi, founded Raising Malawi in 2006 to address the poverty and hardship endured by Malawi's orphans and vulnerable children. She launched a children's wing at a hospital in Malawi last year.