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Big Ang: Snooki, Mob Wives Appear in Stand Up To Cancer Special
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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03/09/2016 AT 10:30 AM EST

Angela "Big Ang" Raiola brought big stars together for VH1's special tribute to the Mob Wives fan favorite.

Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang airs Wednesday night, and Raiola's costars – plus more celebrity pals like Andy Cohen and Kim Zolciak-Biermann – will honor her zest for life with "a party" for Raiola, who died Feb. 18 after battling stage 4 lung and brain cancer, Mob Wives creator and executive producer tells PEOPLE.

WATCH: Mob Wives Reveal Their Favorite Memories of Big Ang


"It's going to be more of a celebration of her than a mourning," Graziano says.

Backstage, Raiola's husband Neil Murphy, the Mob Wives, Jersey Shore alums Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Vinny Guadagnino and more participated in Stand Up To Cancer's "I Stand For" Campaign – and PEOPLE has the exclusive photos.



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Neil Murphy

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Marissa Jade

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Karen Gravano

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Renee Graziano

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Vinny Guadagnino

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"So many of us have been touched by cancer, and this campaign allows people to share who they Stand Up for," the charity explains. "Celebrities at the Larger Than Life tribute taping were asked to remember a family member or friend who was impacted by cancer and to pose with their name and an 'I Stand For' sign. Viewers at home can also participate in the campaign and share their own photos as a reminder of the importance of getting new treatments to patients faster."

To participate in the "I Stand For" Campaign, click here.

Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang airs at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 after the series finale of Mob Wives.
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