Tonight the Parramatta Eels major sponsor Pirtek will forego their logo on the front of the Eels jersey, replacing it with that of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.


The aim is to raise both money and awareness for Prostate Cancer, which claims the lives of 3,300 Australian men each year.


This week Pirtek Ambassador and Eels Legend Nathan Hindmarsh underwent a prostate examination. After the test, Hindmarsh admitted that whilst it is uncomfortable, he is glad to have done it.


Im all good. It seriously took less than 10 seconds," he said.


"I think in the long run, I would rather do this now than go through what so many men in Australia go through from not getting it done.


As Ive said before its all worth it in the end, particularly if youre in the age bracket. Im glad I got it done. I know what its like now. Theres nothing to worry about.


The special edition jerseys worn by players during tonights game will be auctioned on parraeels.com.au with all proceeds going to the PCFA.


In addition to this, Pirtek will also present the PCFA with a cheque donation at half time. The money raised for the PCFA will fund vital projects such as innovative research for the prevention, cause, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; building a vibrant supporter network and ensuring quality care for the 120,000 Australian men living with prostate cancer.


Pirtek Parramatta Eels General Manager Corporate Sales, Service and Brand Jamie Hollebone paid tribute to Pirtek for relinquishing their place on the front of the jersey for such a worthy cause.


Pirtek has raised over $600,000 for the PCFA during their 5-year association, which is a remarkable achievement," he said.


"To give up their front of jersey sponsorship is an incredibly generous gesture and Glenn Duncan, Stephen Dutton and all the team at Pirtek should be congratulated.


Prostate Cancer Statistics:


**Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die from prostate cancer, which exceeds the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in Australia every year.

**Each day about 32 men learn the news that they have prostate cancer - tragically one man every three hours will lose his battle against this insidious disease.

**One in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

**Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men.


For more information please visit www.prostate.org.au.