EAA's Heather Hinkel Passes Away4 Dec, 2017 By: Stephanie Prange
Heather Hinkel, executive director of the Entertainment AIDS Alliance, passed away Dec. 1 from complications due to breast cancer. She was 58.
“Heather has been a steady force and the heart of this organization for nearly two decades,” wrote EAA president Sue Procko in an email to members. “She worked diligently through the years to raise funds to help those affected by HIV/AIDS. She was tireless in her efforts even while fighting her own illness.”
Hinkel was honored at the Wine, Wisdom and Vision awards on June 22 for her long service to the organization.
A 40-year resident of West Hollywood, she is survived by her mother, Margaret Hinkel, her sister, Dorian Adams, and her brother, David Hinkel, as well as several nieces and nephews. All reside in Reading, Pa.
In lieu of services, Hinkel had asked that donations be made in her name to EAA.